Zoning Board of Appeals


The Zoning Board of Appeals is authorized by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act and the City's zoning ordinance to hear and make decisions on applications for variances from zoning regulations, appeals of decisions made by Planning and Zoning Department staff in the administration of zoning regulations, and request for interpretations of zoning regulations and the location of zoning district boundaries. The board consists of five regular members and two alternate members. Members must be city residents and serve 3-year terms. Members should have an interest in, or demonstrated experience in, architecture, building construction/engineering, land use planning, real estate, development, and/or law. Meetings are held at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Zoning Board of Appeals Procedures
Zoning Board of Appeals Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Bylaws


  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday each month (Please enter from Saginaw Street entrance only)
  • City Hall
    301 Washington Avenue
    Commission Chambers
    Bay City, MI 48708

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Staff representative - Anthony Dier
  • Liaison - Commissioner Morris and Brunner
  • William H Darbee
  • Chris Greenleaf
  • Jan Rise
  • Douglas Rise
  • Larry Elliott