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BOARD OFFICE

If you have comments or questions about an agenda item or about the Board of Zoning Appeals, please call Scott Elder, City of Knoxville Zoning Chief, at 865-215-4473.  


GENERAL INFORMATION

The Board of Zoning Appeals hears certain appeals of denials of building permits by the City's Plans Review and Inspections Department. An applicant can request a variance from the Zoning Code requirements or can appeal an administrative official’s interpretation of the Zoning Code. 

Decisions of the Board of Zoning Appeals can be appealed to City Council within 15 days of the Board's decision. Appeals of a City Council decision related to Board of Zoning Appeals are made to Chancery Court.


APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS

Five members are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council to each serve a term of five years.  


MEETINGS SCHEDULE

Board meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building unless otherwise posted.  The monthly Board meeting agenda is published as a public notice in the Legal Notices section of the Knoxville News Sentinel at least 10 days prior to the monthly Board meeting.

The remaining meeting schedule for 2021 is as follows:
August 17, 2021 (held in room #461)
September 21, 2021 (held in room #461)
October 19, 2021 (held in room #461)
November 16, 2021 (held in room #461)
December 21, 2021

Please contact Cheri Burke at 865-215-2867 or cmburke@knoxvilletn.gov with questions about attending or for alternate attendance options.



BOARD MEMBERSHIP
Click here to view current board membership and to check for opportunities to serve on this board.