Board of Zoning Adjustment


The City of Orlando is moving to Digital Plans review!

Drawings (including site surveys, development plans, and architectural elevations) and supporting documents for all City Planning requests submitted on or after December 21, 2015 will need to be uploaded in digital format.

Questions? Please contact City Planning staff to discuss your upcoming project submission at or 407.246.2269.


The Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) generally meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall. Please check the meeting schedule as it is subject to change, and additional meetings may be added if necessary.


  • January 26, 2016 Agenda – Staff reports for individual cases are available by clicking on the case numbers in blue boxes.

The BZA is an advisory board to City Council composed of nine volunteer members. City Code requires at least four members must represent land planning, architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design or commercial art, urban design or interior design. The board reviews and recommends action to the City Council on the following items:

  • Zoning variances
  • Appeals of:
    • Modifications of Development Standards requests
    • Any requirement, order, decision or determination made by the Appearance Review Officer
    • Zoning Official Determinations

The recommendations and decisions of the board are subject to the review and approval of the City Council.

Previous Agendas & Minutes


Contact Information

For general questions about the Board of Zoning Adjustment, or to see previous minutes and agendas, please contact one of the following:

Ed Petersen, Recording Secretary

City Planning general e-mail line

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