Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals

The Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals (SZBA) is a quasi-judicial body created pursuant to the State of Georgia General Planning Enabling Act of 1957. The SZBA hears appeals of decisions by the Zoning Administrator and certain other boards in the City, evaluates and approves some uses within specific zoning districts, hears requests for variances from development standards, and considers requests for extensions of nonconforming uses. The seven members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor and the Alderman of the City of Savannah, The Chatham County - Savannah MPC provides three staff members to support the SZBA, and the three Technical Advisors are City of Savannah employees.

The City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals regular meeting is held every fourth Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at 112 E. State Street and is open to the public. Those with business to conduct with the City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals are directed to the Applications, Instructions, and Forms section of this website to obtain the correct form(s). Please note the meeting cutoff dates on the calendar of meetings below. Cutoff time is the close of business (typically 5:00 p.m.).


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2021 Meetings
Meeting Date Cutoff Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Jan 28, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Agenda Minutes Audio
Feb 25, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 Agenda Minutes Audio
Mar 25, 2021 Feb 26, 2021 Agenda
Apr 22, 2021 Mar 26, 2021 Agenda
May 27, 2021 Apr 30, 2021
Jun 24, 2021 May 28, 2021
Jul 22, 2021 Jun 25, 2021
Aug 26, 2021 Jul 30, 2021
Sep 23, 2021 Aug 27, 2021
Oct 28, 2021 Oct 01, 2021
Nov 18, 2021 Oct 22, 2021
Dec 16, 2021 Nov 19, 2021
Board Members
Stephen Merriman, Jr., Vice Chairman
Michael Condon
Larry Evans
Trapper Griffith
Hunter Hall
Karen Jarrett
Stephen M. Plunk
Staff: Marcus Lotson, Secretary