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Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) consists of nine members who are residents of the City, appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. Members serve without pay or compensation.

The BZA is charged with considering requests for variances from the Zoning Ordinance for cases in which practical difficulties or unnecessary hardship would prevent strict compliance with the zoning ordinance. For a more detailed explanation, click on the link below.

Meeting Location & Time(s): The Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center, 600 W. Maple Street.

Board of Zoning Appeals Process (pdf)

Board of Zoning Appeals Application (pdf - can be filled out online)

Board Member List


BZA Meeting Schedule 2016



Bill Rieske
Assistant Planning Manager
316 N. Capitol Ave.
Suite D-1
Lansing, MI 48933
Ph: 517-483-4066

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM