Special Notice due to Covid-19: At this time Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals hearings are proceeding with reduced capacity. Anyone wishing to participate and/or be heard must RSVP to the Planning department to ensure you can participate.

The Hendricks County Area Board of Zoning Appeals hears requests for special exception land uses in the zoning ordinance (land uses that require a public hearing to ensure compatibility with surrounding land uses), and variances from zoning ordinance development standards (such as minimum lot size, building setbacks, and minimum landscaping requirements). The Board also hears appeals from citizens who disagree with an administrative decision of the Planning & Building Department. The Board’s jurisdiction is the unincorporated county and the towns of Amo, North Salem, Coatesville, and Stilesville.

The Current Month's agenda and application are available for view via links in the map below. Full files are available for public inspection at the Planning and Building office at the Government Center.

Staff members are happy to discuss the applications with the public, although Board members are prohibited by State Law from discussing application outside of meetings. Written comments filed prior to a hearing are read by the Board members and are highly encouraged as they allow Board members to more thoughtfully consider the projects.

 Membership  Staff
   Rod Lasley, Chairman  Tim Dombrosky, Director
   Anthony Hession, Vice-Chairman  Leslie Dardeen, BZA Administrative Secretary
   Walt O'Riley  
   Russ Hesler   
   Ron Kneeland  
 Rules of Procedure:  
   Board of Zoning Appeals Rules of Procedure 2005  
  2023 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Schedule  
BZA Ordinances & Documents:
  BZA Application Process Guide
  BZA Appeals Procedure
  BZA Application Packet 2023


View Current BZA Requests in a larger map