Board of Zoning Apeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting is on the fourth Thursday of each month at City Hall, 5555 Perimeter Drive at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise advertised. Please refer to the meeting calendar for scheduled meeting dates.

2022 Meetings

Thursday, November 17

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Meeting Canceled | Approved Meeting Documents: Board Order | Minutes

Thursday, December 15

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Board Order | Minutes

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Board Order | Minutes

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Board Order | Minutes

Previous Meetings

Thursday, January 27

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive REVISED Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Board Order | Minutes

Thursday, February 24

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Board Orders | Minutes

Thursday, March 24

Meeting CANCELLED | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Cancellation Notice |

Wednesday, April 20

Joint Board and Commission Training | 6  – 8 p.m. | Development Building – 5200 Emerald Parkway Special Agenda | Meeting Notes

Thursday, April 28

Meeting CANCELLED | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Cancellation Notice |

Thursday, May 26

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Board Order | Minutes 

Thursday, June 23

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Board Order| Minutes

Thursday, July 28

Meeting CANCELLED | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Cancellation Notice

Thursday, August 25

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda| Approved Meeting Documents: Board Order | Minutes

Thursday, September 22

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Board Order | DRAFT Minutes | Submit Public Comments

Thursday, October 27

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Board Order | Minutes

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)

The city is made up of thousands of individual properties, all of which are subject to the requirements of the Dublin Zoning Code. In some situations, a property’s physical character will make it impractical to meet those requirements. It is the job of the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) to ensure that the Zoning Code is fairly applied to all properties and to grant modifications, or “variances” to the Code when warranted by these conditions. The BZA consists of five members who are Dublin residents and appointed by City Council. In addition to reviewing variance requests, the Board reviews and takes action on administrative appeals on any zoning or building decisions issued by the City. The Board also reviews special permits, which typically are a request for the operation of a model home or sales trailer, but could also include the operation of heliports, dish antennas, portable classrooms or construction trailers.

Members

  • Robin Clower – Chair
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2024 
  • Jason Deschler – Vice Chair
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2024 
  • Patrick Murphy
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2025 
  • Dan Garvin
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2023 
  • Joseph Nigh
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2025 

What Should I Expect at the BZA Meeting?

The Chairperson calls the meeting to order and tends to any administrative business, including determining the order of the cases on the agenda and approving previous meeting minutes. Some cases may be placed on the “consent” agenda, which indicates that the applicant has agreed to all conditions of the City. Cases on the consent agenda may be processed at the beginning of the meeting, without a formal presentation. Anyone interested in speaking on an item on the consent agenda may do so after the case is called and the Chairperson asks for public comment. Applications not on the consent agenda are then discussed individually and may include a presentation by the City. The applicant then has the opportunity to make a presentation to the Board, which may include any additional information that was not previously covered. At this point, the public has the opportunity to make comments about the case. Once all individuals have the opportunity to address the Board, the Board members discuss the case and take action on a case, which may include approval, approval with conditions, disapproval, or postponement.

What Happens If I Want to Address the Board?

Anyone wishing to address the BZA about a case should sign up on the list outside the chamber doors before the meeting. Names will be called in the order that they are submitted on the sign-in sheet. Anyone wanting to make comments will be asked to come to the podium and state their name and address. It helps if your comments are concise and directly related to the case. In the instances where multiple property owners would like to comment generally on the same issues, a designated spokesperson is encouraged.

How Do I Obtain More Information About a Case Before the Meeting?

The City of Dublin uses a variety ways to inform residents about pending cases. Agendas for all meetings are published in both the Dublin Villager and the Dublin News, as well as posted on the City’s website. Specific information related to the case may also be found on the web site. Notices regarding the meeting are sent to the surrounding property owners located within a certain proximity to the property. The City also places notice signs on the property to inform the general public. The agenda and related information for pending cases are available outside the chamber doors before the meeting and during the week of the meeting through the Planning Division. For additional information, or to speak to the planner assigned to the case, call Planning at 614.410.4600.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

Mission

We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.

Vision

A global city of choice. Vibrant. Innovative. Engaged.

Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

The Clerk of Council prepares legislation, City Council meeting agendas, and acts as the liaison between members of City Council and City Administration.

Jennifer Delgado, Clerk of Council

Phone:
614.410.4442

Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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