ZBA: Zoning Board of Appeals

The Duluth Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Duluth City Hall. A pre-meeting work session, which is open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting beings promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Application Deadline ZBA Meeting
July 19, 2019 August 28, 2019
August 16, 2019 September 25, 2019
September 13, 2019 October 23, 2019
October 11, 2019 November 20, 2019
November 8, 2019 December 18, 2019
* November and December meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month


The ZBA considers variances, conditional use permits and appeals, and may be utilized to work on special projects at the direction of Duluth City Council.
The ZBA consists of five appointed members: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, two regular members, and an Alternate. The Alternate is a non-voting member, unless there is an absence at a meeting.

The responsibilities of the ZBA are to consider applications for Conditional Use Permits and Variances to the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance or the City’s Buffer, Landscape & Tree Ordinance. For instance, a reduction in building setback or encroachment into a buffer would be heard by the ZBA. If you would like to submit something for review by the Zoning Board of Appeals, please contact Bill Aiken at 770-476-1790 or baiken@duluthga.net.