Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals

The Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals (SZBA) is a quasi-judicial body created pursuant to the State of Georgia General Planning Enabling Act of 1957. The SZBA hears appeals of decisions by the Zoning Administrator and certain other boards in the City, evaluates and approves some uses within specific zoning districts, hears requests for variances from development standards, and considers requests for extensions of nonconforming uses. The seven members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor and the Alderman of the City of Savannah, The Chatham County - Savannah MPC provides three staff members to support the SZBA, and the three Technical Advisors are City of Savannah employees.

The City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals regular meeting is held every fourth Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at 112 E. State Street and is open to the public. Those with business to conduct with the City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals are directed to the Applications, Instructions, and Forms section of this website to obtain the correct form(s). Please note the meeting cutoff dates on the calendar of meetings below. Cutoff time is the close of business (typically 5:00 p.m.).

2023 Meetings
Meeting Date Cutoff Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Jan 26, 2023 Dec 15, 2022 Agenda Minutes Audio
Feb 23, 2023 Jan 27, 2023 Agenda Minutes Audio
Mar 23, 2023 Feb 24, 2023 Agenda Minutes Audio
Apr 27, 2023 Mar 24, 2023 Agenda Minutes Audio
May 25, 2023 Apr 28, 2023 Agenda Minutes Audio
Jun 22, 2023 May 26, 2023 Agenda Minutes Audio
Jul 27, 2023 Jun 23, 2023 Agenda Minutes Audio
Aug 24, 2023 Jul 28, 2023 Agenda Minutes Audio
Sep 28, 2023 Aug 25, 2023 Agenda Minutes Audio
Oct 26, 2023 Sep 29, 2023 Agenda Audio
Nov 16, 2023 Oct 27, 2023 Cancelled
Nov 30, 2023 Oct 27, 2023 Agenda Audio
Dec 14, 2023 Nov 17, 2023
Jan 25, 2024 Dec 15, 2023
SZBA Members
Mr. Stephen Merriman, Jr., Chairman
Mr. Michael Condon, Vice Chairman
Mr. Larry Evans
Ms. Karen Jarrett
Ms. Betty M. Jones
Mr. Stephen M. Plunk
Mr. Aemand J. Turner