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.).


2024 Meetings
Meeting Date Cutoff Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Jan 25, 2024 Dec 15, 2023 Agenda Minutes Audio
Jan 30, 2024
Special Called
Dec 15, 2023 Agenda Minutes Audio
Feb 22, 2024 Jan 26, 2024 Agenda Minutes Audio
Mar 28, 2024 Feb 23, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Apr 25, 2024 Mar 29, 2024 Agenda Minutes
May 23, 2024 Apr 26, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Jun 27, 2024 May 24, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Jul 25, 2024 Jun 28, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Aug 22, 2024 Jul 26, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Sep 26, 2024 Aug 23, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Oct 24, 2024 Sep 27, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Nov 21, 2024 Oct 25, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Dec 19, 2024 Nov 27, 2024 Agenda Minutes
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