The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on an as-needed basis. When an application is received, a meeting is scheduled with the board members as soon possible. View details on the timeline for obtaining a variance.
A variance request is typically made when a property owner feels that the strict application of the Zoning Ordinance will create a unique and undue hardship on how he or she intends to use the property. View more details on the variance process.
The BZA also has the authority to hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the zoning administrator or any other administrative officer in the administration or enforcement of the Vinton Zoning Ordinance. Additionally, the BZA has the authority to grant special exceptions from the Vinton Zoning Ordinance.