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Board of Zoning Appeals

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The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) performs administrative reviews and hears variance requests. When performing an administrative review, BZA hears and decides appeals where it is alleged by an individual that there has been an error made by an administrative official in enforcing the Zoning Ordinance. BZA also hears and decides applications for a variance in order to be relieved from a specific requirement of the Zoning Ordinance. If a variance is to be granted, the following three standards must be established: there must be an extraordinary or exceptional situation or condition pertaining strictly to the property considered; strict application of the Ordinance would result in practical difficulties to, or undue hardship upon, the owner of the property; and the relief may be granted without substantial detriment to the public good and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of the Zoning Ordinance.

The Franklin Board of Zoning Appeals meets in regular session on the first Thursday of each month at 6 PM in the City Hall Boardroom. 

To apply for a Variance, click here.

To apply for an Appeal of Administrative Decision, click here.

2020 Meeting and Deadlines Schedule [PDF]

Bylaws [PDF]

Board Members Include:

Frank Jones

Gillian Fischbach

Jeff Fleishour

Joel Tomlin

Jonathan Langley

Staff contact person:      Kelli Gibson

                                   Franklin Planning Department 
                                   P.O. Box 305 
                                   Franklin, TN 37065-0305 
                                   (615) 791-3212 or (615) 550-6734

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05/07/2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Agenda:May 2020 BZA Meeting Packet Minutes:April 2020 BZA Minutes
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03/05/2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Agenda:BZA March 2020 Packet Minutes:March 2020 Minutes updated 4.6.2020
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01/09/2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Agenda:January 2020 BZA Packet Minutes:January 9 2020 BZA Minutes Signed
12/05/2019 6:00 PM Agenda:December 2019 BZA Packet Minutes:December 2019 BZA MINUTES
11/07/2019 6:00 PM Agenda:November 2019 BZA Packet Minutes:Signed Approved November BZA Minutes
10/03/2019 6:00 PM Not IncludedNot Included
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09/05/2019 6:00 PM Agenda:September 2019 BZA Packet Minutes:SIGNED BZA MINUTES SEPTEMBER 090519
08/16/2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Not IncludedMinutes:August 2019 BZA Sign Minutes
08/15/2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Not IncludedNot Included
08/01/2019 6:00 PM Not IncludedNot Included
07/11/2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Agenda:July 2019 BZA Packet Minutes:Juyly 2019 BZA Sign Minutes
06/06/2019 6:00 PM Agenda:June 2019 BZA Packet Minutes:JUNE 2019 BZA MINUTES
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