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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.


Applications for the current month's meeting are available one week prior to the meeting. 

Next meeting will be held December 21, 2021 in the Small Assembly Room in the City County Building.

Please contact Cheri Burke at 865-215-2867 or cmburke@knoxvilletn.gov with questions about attending or for alternate attendance options.