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.).

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