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Board of Zoning Appeals Information

Contact Information:
Director of Community Development 
Address: 101 S Hickory-2nd Floor, PO Box 60
Ottawa, KS 66067
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8-12, 1-5
(Wednesday office closed from 8:30 to 10 for Staff Meeting)
Phone: (785) 229-3620
Department Email:
Director Email:

The function of the Board of Zoning Appeals is to assist citizens by providing the following

  • Appeal Process is the process used where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of the Zoning Regulations. (Zoning Regulations Article 25-2)

  • Variance is used to identify topographical conditions that zoning regulations prohibit. (Zoning Regulations Article 25-3)

  • Exceptions provision to grant exceptions to the zoning regulations. (Zoning Regulations Article 25-4)


Appeal Procedures & Application

Exception Procedures & Application

Variance Procedures & Application

Board of Zoning Appeals Commissioners

The Board of Zoning Appeals is a five member group that is appointed by the City Commission to make decisions on appeals, exceptions, and variances. Meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The members are: Richard Warren, Chairperson, Claudia Gibson, Vice Chairperson, Brian Gourdreau, Dick Martin & Bill Crowley (Planning Commission representative).

City Hall • 101 S. Hickory Street • Ottawa, KS 66067 • Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm • 785.229.3600

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