Current Members 

Teara Barnwell, Chair
Jennifer Crawford
Josh Holiday
Frank Guldner
Kenny Johns

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

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.

Planning and BZA Flow Chart 



The May 15, 2023 meeting is canceled due to a lack of quorum.

The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on May 15, 2023 to hear the following item:

A request for special exception to allow a manufactured home at Chris Ct.

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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