The essential purpose of zoning is to control community development by regulating land use. Zoning refers to the legal restrictions placed on the use of private land. These restrictions specify how the land may be used; i.e., what kinds of buildings may be built, what activities are permissible, how much yard space there must be, etc. 

The Board of Zoning Appeals acts on questions arising from the administration of the zoning ordinance, including the interpretation of the zoning map. The board hears and decides appeals from and reviews any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the building official.

Please note that agendas for this board are usually posted the week prior to the meeting date.  If you would like details of an upcoming application before the full agenda is posted to this page, please go to for a list of upcoming development applications and public hearings. 

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Board of Zoning Appeals, please contact Bruce Johnson at 248.530.1842.

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Board Member   Term Expires
Jason Canvasser Regular Member 10/10/2023
Kevin Hart Regular Member 10/10/2023
Francis Rodriguez Regular Member 10/10/2022
Charles Lillie Regular Member 10/10/2022
John Miller Regular Member 10/10/2021
Erik Morganroth Regular Member 10/10/2021
Ron Reddy Alternate Member 02/17/2023
Erin Rodenhouse Alternate Member 2/17/2023
Richard Lilley Regular  Member 10/10/2023