Board of Zoning Appeals

Meetings

View the 2022 Board of Zoning Appeals Calendar (PDF).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

If you would like to request a copy of a signed Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting minutes, please email karen.murphy@wilsoncountytn.gov or visit our office.

Members

View the 2022 Board of Zoning Appeals Members List (PDF).

Overview

Article VI Section A - Board of Appeals of the Wilson County Zoning Ordinance states that an appeal to the Board of Appeals may be taken by any person, firm or corporation aggrieved or by any governmental officer, department, or bureau affected by any decision of the Administrator based in whole or in part upon the provisions of this Resolution. Such appeal shall be taken by filing with the Board of Appeals a notice of appeal, specifying the grounds thereof. In all cases where an appeal is made by a property owner or other interested party, a fee of $200 shall be paid by the appellant. The Administrator shall transmit to the Board of Appeals all papers constituting the record upon which the appeal action was taken. The Board of Appeals shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing of the appeal, and give public notice thereof, as well as due notice to parties in interest. Not more than 10 days prior to date of hearing. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall decide the same within a reasonable time which shall not be more than 60 days from the date of the hearing. At the hearing, any person or party may appear and be heard in person or by agent or by attorney. 

Applications

As of July 1, 2019, an application fee of $200 and eight copies of a plot plan will be required at the time of application. If you wish to apply for a Use Upon Appeal, nine copies of a detailed business plan or plot plan are needed in addition to the application fee. If the individual making the application is not the property owner, a notarized affidavit (linked) must be signed by the property owner of record giving the applicant permission to go before the board on their behalf. Minutes for the Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are taken by staff and are kept on file in this office. If you have any questions, please call the office to request more detailed information regarding the submittal of paperwork to support your Board of Zoning Appeals request.  Payments accepted are personal checks, cashier's check and/or money order.