Board of Zoning Appeals

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is a 7-member body with 2​ alternate members, appointed by the City Council, responsible for the review of variance requests to the Zoning Ordinance and appeals of decisions of the Zoning Administrator for the City of Virginia Beach.

To see detailed information on the Zoning Ordinance, go to Appendix A of the Virginia Beach City Code.

​​Meeting​Location​Date​Time
​Formal HearingCouncil Chambers Municipal Center, Building 1, 2nd Floor​1st Wednesday of every month​2 p.m.
​Informal Briefing (Citizens invited to observe only)​City Manager's Conference Room Municipal Center, Building 1, 2nd Floor​1st Wednesday of every month​1 p.m.

Fees

  • Residential $250
  • Commercial $350
  • Public Notice $120*

*The costs of the public notice sign(s), legal advertisements in the Virginia-Pilot/Beacon, and the postage for mailing of requirement notices to property owners adjacent to the subject site is required in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Most recently notification fees were variable and based on the number of signs required, number of adjacent property owners and the amount of text in the legal notice and could not be assessed and paid until after the application fee was paid. Effective October 1, 2017, a flat fee for the BZA public notice will be implemented and will be paid at the same time as the application fee. 

Agendas, Minutes and Staff Reports

2018 BZA Agendas, Staff Reports & Minutes

2017 BZA Agendas, Staff Reports & Minutes

2013 BZA Agendas, Staff Reports & Minutes

2012 BZA Agendas, Staff Reports & Minutes

              

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