Current Members 

Teara Barnwell, Chair
Frank Guldner, Vice Chair
Kenny Johns
Dustin Raines
Amy Welch

2023 Meeting Schedule

February 2, 2023 at 5:30 PM – Agenda Packet

April 6, 2023 at 5:30 PM – Agenda Packet

May 15, 2023 at 5:30 PM – CANCELED

June 19, 2023 at 5:30 PM – CANCELED

July 24, 2023 at 5:30 PM – Agenda Packet

September 18, 2023 at 5:30 PM – Agenda PacketCANCELED

Three main responsibilities:

To review variance requests for relief from and unreasonable hardship.
To review special exception use requests, as defined in local ordinances.
To review appeals of alleged administrative errors.

Only the BZA may handle variances, special exceptions and appeals.


Must prove that the zoning ordinance presents a specific hardship for the land owner’s proposed use.

Special Exceptions:

Built into zoning ordinance.


A person may file an appeal, if they believe the zoning administrator’s decision is inconsistent with the provisions of the zoning ordinance.
Appeals must be filed 10 days after the decision of the zoning administrator.
The board may enforce, overturn, or modify the zoning administrators decision.
The board can only consider whether the zoning administrator has read the ordinance correctly.


The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for Monday, September 18th is cancelled due to a lack of quorum to hear and vote on the agenda item.

The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on September 18, 2023 to hear the following item:

A request for variance of minimum width and setbacks on N Church St.

The meeting will be held at 5:30 PM, in the City Council Chambers, located at 206 N Church Street, Walhalla. Please contact the Community Development Department at 864-638-4343 for more information.

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