Board of Zoning Appeals

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.

In the event of a Travel Warning issued for the County, it will be impossible for the Board to conduct a meeting and business will be continued to the next regularly scheduled meeting. Please consult the County Emergency Management office for details on Travel conditions.

      Membership         Staff
   Anthony Hession, Chairman  Tim Dombrosky, Director
   Rod Lasley, Vice-Chairman  
   Walt O'Riley  Leslie Dardeen, Secretary
   Sam Himsel   
   Ron Kneeland  
   Rules of Procedure:  
   Board of Zoning Appeals Rules of Procedure 2005  
   2019 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Schedule  
   2020 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Schedule  
BZA Ordinances & Documents:
   BZA Appeals Procedure
   BZA Application Procedure


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