Zoning Board of Appeals

A major responsibility of the planning director is to provide recommendations to the Zoning Board of Appeals on proposals which deviate from the Zoning Ordinance and requirements such as minimum building setbacks, landscaping requirements, and the size of signs. The city’s chief zoning official is charged with administering the ordinances on a day-to-day basis with the assistance of the Community Development Department. The deputy city attorney is available to consult on the legal ramifications of the decisions made by the board. Other municipal officials are also consulted as needed. Meetings are generally organized for 5:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month in the 2nd Floor City Hall Council Chambers, 161 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201


Meetings are generally organized for 5:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month 

the 2nd Floor City Council Chambers of Jackson City Hall, 161 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201.

The latest meeting information is posted on the City Meeting and Event Calendar.

The following public hearing(s) is/are set for the September 22, 2022 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is comprised of five members and up to two alternate members. The Michigan Zoning Enabling Act requires 1 member of the ZBA to also serve on the Planning Commission. The remaining members are appointed from among the residents of the city by the mayor with the consent of the City Council.

A Board/Commission Application is available online if you'd like to serve on this board. 

Contact Us

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     Phone: (517) 768-6433
    3rd Floor City Hall
    161 W. Michigan Ave.
    Jackson, MI 49201