The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a quasi-judicial board, made up of five (5) voting members and two (2) alternates who are residents appointed by the City Commission to serve a three (3) year term. A majority of the quorum present is needed to approve a request. The decision of the ZBA is final and any appeal of its decision is made to the Berrien County Trial Court. The ZBA typically meets the third Thursday of the month beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 700 Broad Street.

An example of a dimensional variance can include a “variance from the required 30 foot rear yard to 28 feet to allow an open unclosed porch at the rear of the residence”. Use variances are not permitted (i.e., request for a fast food restaurant in a residential district).

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Staff Contact:
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Address: 700 Broad Street
Phone: (269) 983-1212
Fax: (269) 985-0347


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