Board of Zoning Appeals

Upcoming Board of Zoning Appeals Agenda: November 6th, 2019. The Board of Zoning Appeals will be meeting at their specially scheduled meeting which will be held on November 6th, 2019 at 9:00 AM in Council Chambers located at 345 High Street.

792 NW Washington Blvd. - Variance Request Application and
Renderings/Site Plan

The applicant is proposing a new retail development. The applicant is requesting three variances: 

  • ​Window transparency 

  • Location of loading/unloading areas 

  • Location of the dumpster enclosure in the front yard of the property

430 S Washington Blvd. Variance Request and Construction Drawings

The applicant is proposing to construct a new single family dwelling unit on an existing vacant lot. the applicant is requesting the following variance:

  • Minimum front yard setback of 0 feet

Board Calendar - Notice of Public Meetings BZA 2019

  • Board Calendar for the Board of Zoning Appeals
  • All meetings are open to the public.  This posting serves as notice of public meeting for the Board of Zoning Appeals / BZA.  Posting of the meeting agenda through the city website also serves as notice of public meeting.

Regular Meetings

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 1st Thursday of every month
  • City Council Chambers
    Municipal Building
    1st Floor
    345 High Street
    Hamilton, OH 45011

Agendas & Minutes

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

  1. 345 High Street, 3rd Floor
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    Phone: 513-785-7350
    Fax: 513-785-7359


The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears requests for variances as relief from statutes of the zoning ordinance - provided that they are not contrary to the public interest, health, safety, or welfare; hears appeals to the interpretation of the City's zoning ordinance and zoning map; and hears appeals to decisions made by the Architectural Design Review Board (ADRB), regarding the issuance or denial of a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA).

BZA Rules and Procedures

Read the Board of Zoning Appeals Rules and Procedures (PDF) / BZA By-Laws online. 


  • Karen Underwood-Kramer, Chairperson
    Term Expires: January 2022
  • Desmond Maaytah
    Term Expires: August 2020
  • Mike Samoviski, Planning Commission Representative
    Term Expires:  January 2021

  • Matthew Couch
    Term Expires: December 2022
  • Vacant
    Term Expires: January 2023
  • Larry Bowling (Alternate Member)
  • Daniel Tidyman, Secretary