Application for Board of Zoning Appeals


Dear Applicant:

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. In order to comply with the notice requirements set forth by the Rockford Zoning Code and State Law, all materials and fees must be received fourteen (14) days in advance of the BZA hearing. Applications that are not complete, or are not filed in a timely manner, will be delayed until proper notice can be served.

The application process not only involves completing the attached application, but also staff review and notification of all property owners within 300 feet of the property where a variance is being requested. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact City Hall at 616-866-1537.

In addition to the attached application, a site plan that is drawn to scale is required, which notes the property, existing and proposed building, etc. (a property survey is acceptable).

The ZBA fees are established as follows:

Regular Meeting:       $75.00
Special Meeting:   $100.00


We hope that the above information will assist you in filing your variance request.