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The Board of Zoning Appeals hears certain appeals of denials of building permits by the City's Plans Review and Inspections Department. An applicant can request a variance from the Zoning Code requirements or can appeal an administrative official’s interpretation of the Zoning Code.

Decisions of the Board of Zoning Appeals can be appealed to City Council within 15 days of the Board's decision. Appeals of a City Council decision related to Board of Zoning Appeals are made to Chancery Court.


The next BZA meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 4:00pm. Meeting location and details will be posted shortly. Please contact Juliana LeClair with questions at 865-215-2988, jleclair@knoxvilletn.gov.