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