Government Center Room 400 115 E. Washington St. Bloomington, IL 61702-2400
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a seven-member citizen board organized under the zoning ordinance to hear several types of zoning issues. These include:
Appeals of a determination made by the director of Building and Zoning
Permissions for certain uses under zoning named as special uses in the zoning ordinance
Requests for changes in zoning classification (map amendments)
Requests for relief from specific requirements of the ordinance through variance requests
A citizen may apply for a public hearing, pay a filing fee, and present his/her case to the ZBA. In some instances, the ZBA makes a final decision on the request, but in most instances, the ZBA makes a recommendation to the full County Board for their final consideration.