Board of Zoning Appeals
City offices are now open to the public.
Electronic/digital submission of applications and other materials is encouraged whenever feasible. Consult the Staff Directory or the specific subject page for staff contact information.
Mailed items can be sent to:
CITY OF PORTSMOUTH
PLANNING DEPARTMENT ATTN: (STAFF MEMBER NAME)
801 CRAWFORD STREET
PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704
Credit card payments can now be accepted over the phone. Please call the Planning Department at 757-393-8836 for more information. Please note that a signed credit card authorization form is required to be submitted before a credit card payment can be processed.
Applicants are encouraged to contact staff via email or phone.
Effective July 1, 2021, all boards and commissions will be meeting in person in the City Hall Building. See below for specifics.
- 4:30 p.m.
- 4th Wednesday of the Month
- Meetings are held in the 6th Floor Conference Room on the 6th Floor of the City Hall Building
- Parties wishing to provide comments on specific agenda items, may send comments via fax to 757-393-5223, or by mail to the Zoning Office, 801 Crawford Street Portsmouth, Virginia 23704-3822, or by email to [email protected]. Please submit correspondence prior to the public hearing day.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
About the Board
The Board of Zoning Appeals is a mandated board by State Code. This board is to hear requests for variances from the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance, and provide the initial level of review of any decision of the Zoning Administrator. All requests for appeals must be made within 30 days of the decision. If this time period is not met no appeal may be made to this board. An application to the board must be submitted with the $350.00 application fee, six (6) weeks prior to the scheduled meeting.