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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2022 Meetings
Meeting Date Cutoff Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Jan 27, 2022 Dec 31, 2021 Agenda
Feb 24, 2022 Jan 28, 2022
Mar 24, 2022 Feb 25, 2022
Apr 28, 2022 Apr 01, 2022
May 26, 2022 Apr 29, 2022
Jun 23, 2022 May 27, 2022
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 01, 2022
Aug 25, 2022 Jul 29, 2022
Sep 22, 2022 Aug 26, 2022
Oct 27, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Nov 17, 2022 Oct 21, 2022
Dec 15, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Board Members
Stephen Merriman, Jr., Vice Chairman
Michael Condon
Larry Evans
Hunter Hall
Karen Jarrett
Betty Jones
Stephen M. Plunk
Staff: Marcus Lotson, Secretary