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Board of Zoning Adjustment



The City of Orlando has moved to Digital Plans review! Drawings (including site surveys, development plans, and architectural elevations) and supporting documents for all City Planning requests now need to be uploaded in digital format.

Questions? Please contact City Planning staff to discuss your upcoming project submission at cityplanning@cityoforlando.net 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 in City Hall. Please check the meeting schedule as it is subject to change, and additional meetings may be added if necessary.

  • 2018 Meeting Schedule (including application deadlines)
  • 2019 Meeting Schedule (including application deadlines)
    • Note: The application deadline is for ALL items associated with the variance, not just for the initial application form. We encourage you to e-mail your forms a few days ahead of the deadline to allow time for fee payment, processing, upload of plans, and staff sufficiency/pre-screen review.


  • December 18, 2018 BZA Agenda – Staff reports for each individual case can be viewed by clicking on the blue box around the case number. (NOTE – the blue box may not be visible on some Apple products.)

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 contact