City of Bloomington, Indiana – John Hamilton, Mayor

Board of Zoning Appeals


Type seated
Statutory Name Advisory Board of Zoning Appeals
Website https://bloomington.in.gov/boards/zoning-appeals
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Email planning@bloomington.in.gov
Phone Number 812.349.3423
401 N Morton St Suite 130 Bloomington IN 47404
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PURPOSE: The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears and makes the final decision on requests for variances from both the development and the use standards in the Unified Development Ordinance. The BZA also hears and makes final decisions on conditional use requests. In addition, the BZA makes the final decision concerning appeals from administrative decisions. Bloomington Municipal Code 20.01.010.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The board shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the mayor and who shall serve at the mayor's pleasure. Members shall have been voters of the city for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment.

DUTIES: The powers and duties of the board of zoning appeals shall be as set out in Title 20 of the Bloomington Municipal Code.

TIME COMMITMENT: 3 hours per month.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

Once per month on a Thursday, but not the same Thursday every month.

Statute Citations


Planning & Transportation


Legal Mike Rouker
Departmental Scott Robinson, AICP
Departmental Jacqueline Scanlan