Zoning Board of Appeals
The ZBA serves is the first step to appeal a decision, seek a variance from an ordinance, or to request an interpretation of the Zoning Map.
When a point of controversy cannot be resolved with the ZBA, the next step is Circuit Court. No local body, including the City Council, can override a decision of the ZBA as long as it concerns an action within their authority.
The ZBA has the power to:
- authorize variances for height, area, size of structure, size of yard, open spaces, off-street parking and loading requirements or other dimensional requirements.
Local ordinance prohibits the granting of "use" variances. Variances should only be granted when specific criteria are met.
- 7 p.m.
- The 2nd Monday of every month
- City Hall
259 Kent Street
Portland, MI 48875
|James E. Barnes||Council Liaison||763 Ionia Rd.||517-647-3211|
|Jayne Graham||Vice Chair||625 Kent St.||517-647-2547|
|Kathy Parsons||Chair||310 Kent St.||517-647-4177|
|Joe Fedewa||900 Cherrywood Circle||517-647-6606|
|Rachelle Breeden||Secretary||431 Academy St.||517-647-3211|