Melanie Wilson, Executive Director

Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals (SZBA)

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