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 CZBA board members are: Mr. Parker Morgan, Atty, Chairman, Mr. Eli Karatassos, Vice-Chairman, Mr. Thomas Branch, III, Atty, Mr. Willie James, Mr. Michael Brown, Mr. Trapper Griffith, and Mr. Neil Dawson. MPC Staff are: Mr. Matthew Lonnerstater, Secretary, Mrs. Alexis Pusha, and Mrs. Debbie Burke. Technical Advisors are: Mr. Tiras Petrea, Mr. Mike Weiner, and Mr. Brooks Stillwell, Atty.
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 25, 2018||Dec 21, 2017||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Feb 22, 2018||Jan 26, 2018||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Mar 22, 2018||Feb 23, 2018||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Apr 26, 2018||Mar 23, 2018||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|May 24, 2018||Apr 27, 2018||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Jun 28, 2018||May 25, 2018||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Jul 26, 2018||Jun 29, 2018||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Aug 23, 2018||Jul 27, 2018||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Sep 27, 2018||Aug 24, 2018||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Oct 25, 2018||Sep 28, 2018||Agenda||Minutes||Audio|
|Nov 29, 2018||Oct 26, 2018||Agenda|
|Dec 20, 2018||Nov 20, 2018|