The Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals (BOA) was established in conjunction with the original Zoning Ordinance in 1959. The County Council appoints the 5 members and 1 alternate who serve staggered 3-year terms. The Board adopts its own administrative procedures and has the following powers:
Current members of the Board of Appeals are Kenneth Farrell (Chair), Andrew Brown (Vice-Chair), Robert Neale (Secretary), Dan Lawton, Shannon Bohrer, Gerald Ziemba (Alternate).
The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Winchester Hall unless otherwise noted on the filing deadlines or by the Chair.
The BZA Virtual Engagement Hub is the online home for outreach and listening efforts to shape the future of our community. Here you can find upcoming events, initiatives, and opportunities to share your input on key topics.
Agendas are subject to change prior to and during a Board of Appeals (BOA) meeting date. Contact the Planning and Permitting Division for more information.
The Staff Reports for the current meeting are linked from the agenda. For prior meetings the staff reports are listed individually in chronological order.
Meeting Summaries are not official minutes. They are descriptions of results for cases case heard at associated BOA meetings.
Complete or print applications on-line. The applications below will not be saved. If you exit the application, you must re-enter the information. The applications have tab capability for easy keyboard entering. Please read all instructions carefully prior to completing the application. Once the application is complete print, sign, and return to the Planning and Permitting Division.