Board of Zoning Appeals


  • As needed
  • 3105 Dayton Boulevard
    Red Bank City Hall
    Red Bank, TN


  • Jon Baker
  • Jared Hueter
  • Sonja Millard
  • Rufus Smith
  • Karen Ziv


The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) performs administrative reviews and has certain limited and prescribed authority to hear zoning variance requests. When performing an administrative review, BZA hears and decides appeals where it is alleged by an individual that there has been an error made or an abuse of discretion by an administrative official in administering the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. BZA also hears and decides applications for a variance in order to be relieved from a specific requirement of the Zoning Ordinance. 

If a variance is to be granted, the following four standards must be established

  1. There must be an extraordinary or exceptional situation or condition pertaining strictly to the property considered
  2. Strict application of the Ordinance would result in practical difficulties to, or undue hardship upon, the owner of the property
  3. The relief may be granted without substantial detriment to the public good and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of the Zoning Ordinance
  4. The situation or circumstance must not have been caused by the applicant. Without the concurrence of these four standards, the BZA does not have the power or authority to grant a variance