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 current SZBA board members are: Eli Karatassos, Chairman, Tommy Branch, Vice-Chairman, Willie James, Michael Brown, Trapper Griffith, Stephen Merriman, Jr. and Neil Dawson. MPC Staff are: Matthew Lonnerstater, Secretary. Technical Advisors are: Mr. Tiras Petrea, and Mr. Mike Weiner.
The City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals regular meeting is held every fourth Thursday at 10:00 am 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 our Applications section of the website to obtain the correct form(s). Note the meeting cutoff dates on the calendar of meetings below. Cutoff time is the close of business (typically 5:00 pm).
|Meeting Date||Cutoff Date||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Jan 24, 2019||Dec 21, 2018||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Feb 28, 2019||Jan 25, 2019||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Mar 28, 2019||Mar 01, 2019||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Apr 25, 2019||Mar 29, 2019||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|May 23, 2019||Apr 26, 2019||Agenda||Audio|
|Jun 27, 2019||May 31, 2019|
|Jul 25, 2019||Jun 28, 2019|
|Aug 22, 2019||Jul 26, 2019|
|Sep 26, 2019||Aug 30, 2019|
|Oct 24, 2019||Sep 27, 2019|
|Nov 21, 2019||Oct 25, 2019|
|Dec 19, 2019||Nov 25, 2019|