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Zoning Board of Appeals Rules of Procedures

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  • Jim Racheff - Chairman
    04/19/2022 to 04/18/2025
  • Lawrence Aronow - Vice Chairman
    06/07/2022 to 06/06/2025
  • Bob Sisson
    06/09/2022 to 06/08/2025
  • Dixon Hicks 
    02/04/2022 to 02/03/2025
  • Gerrit Knaap 
    02/17/2023 to 02/16/2026
  • Stephen Colar - Alternate
    09/22/2023 to 09/21/2026


  • Joseph A. Adkins, Deputy Director for Planning
  • Gabrielle Collard, Division Manager of Current Planning
  • Jennifer Van De Griek, Administrative Assistant

Rules of Procedure 


Has the power to hear and determine appeals from refusal of building permits and/or use of land, to hear appeals where an error in the application of the zoning ordinances and regulations is charged. Permits exceptions to or variations from the zoning ordinance or regulations in accordance with the zoning ordinance or regulations. For more information, call 301-600-1499.

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