Appeals Overview

There are several different appeal processes depending on the type of decision you are appealing. See the different explanations below to determine which appeal process is applicable to you.


Appeals of Staff Determinations (heard by Planning Commission)
When the Planning Director, Director of Works, or Local Building Official is authorized by the Land Development Code to take action on a proposal on behalf of the Planning Commission, such action may be appealed to the Planning Commission by filing an appeal with Planning & Design Services no later than 14 calendar days after the date of the action. All actions which have not been appealed to the Planning Commission within 14 calendar days will not be subject to further administrative review or appeal.

Appeals of Staff Determinations (heard by the Board of Zoning Adjustment)
The Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA) hears appeals of determinations in the following areas: written interpretations of the provisions of the Land Development Code and/or an official action, order, requirement, interpretation, grant, refusal, or decision of an administrative official, zoning enforcement officer, or code enforcement officer.

Appeals of Committee Determinations (heard by the Planning Commission)
When a committee of the Planning Commission takes action on a proposal on behalf of the Planning Commission, such action may be appealed to the Planning Commission by filing an appeal with Planning & Design Services no later than 14 calendar days after the date of the action. All committee actions which have not been appealed to the Planning Commission within 14 calendar days will not be subject to further administrative review or appeal.

Appeals of Commission Actions (heard by the legislative body)
Planning Commission approval or denial of any plan certain development plan or amendment to any plan certain development plan (including an amendment to a binding element of the plan) may be reviewed by the legislative body having zoning authority over the property in question – if the legislative body determines that such a review is warranted. Any such review may be, but is not required to be, conducted as a public hearing.