Purpose of the Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is a five member citizen Board appointed by the Board of Trustees. The BZA is charged with the responsibilities outlined in the ORC 519 and more specifically defined in Article 3 of the Colerain Township Zoning Resolution.
The Board hears appeals of decisions of the Zoning Administrator, including permit application refusals and violation citations, as well as Conditional Use applications, Expansion of Nonconforming use applications, and Compatible Nonconforming Use applications. The BZA may authorize, upon appeal, variances from the terms of the Zoning Resolution where unique hardships exist and when the variance will not be contrary to the public interest.
In the event that any party disagrees with a decision of the Board, they may appeal to the Court of Common Pleas of Hamilton County.
Types of Hearings:
- Variances for setbacks, additions, fences, signage and more.
- Conditional Uses
- Temporary Structures/Signs
- Change of Non-Conforming Uses