Board of Zoning Appeals

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For Questions or Assistance

Board of Zoning Appeals
C/O Certified Building Department
121 E. Chestnut St
Lancaster, OH 43130

(740) 687-6649
Some times the zoning code doesn't fit quite right and you need a variance.  Or maybe the use you are contemplating is a Special Exception.  And maybe you need to appeal a decision from the Zoning Official.  The Board of Zoning Appeals is the Board that will rule on all those things.

COVID-19  Update

Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are being held online until further notice.

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

Meeting Location

Unless noted on the meeting notice, Lancaster Board of Zoning Appeals meets at City Hall Second Floor Meeting Room 104 E. Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130

Meeting is at 2:00 pm


Member Telephone Term Ends
Jim Edwards (740) 687-0440 July 31, 2018
Lindel Jackson (740) 654-7370 July 31, 2018
James Bahnsen (740) 654-8246 July 31, 2019
Rebecca Anderson (740) 503-0451 July 31, 2019
Tim Oatney (740) 653-1339 July 31, 2020
Amy Calvert, Secretary (740) 657-1192