Board of Zoning and Building Appeals


  • 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month, unless there are no scheduled cases. 
To comply with Ohio Revised Code Section 121.11 (f) for meeting notifications, the Clerk of the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals (BZBA) will publish and post in City Hall, 360 S. Yearling Road, a monthly calendar of the time and place of all meetings with time, place, and purpose.

All meetings of this board are declared to be public meetings and are open to the public at all times.

To find agendas and minutes for BZBA meetings, click here.

Officers & Clerk

The BZBA will, of its own initiative, select a chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, and such other officers and committees as may be required.

The clerk will be provided by the City of Whitehall to handle all the secretarial functions of the board. The clerk or substitute will attend all meetings of the board. 


Members are appointed by the Mayor for four year terms. Current members are:
  • Aubrey Bailey
  • Bob Weatherby
  • Mike Arrends
  • Judith Spater
  • Michael DeWitt

Types of Cases

The BZBA addresses cases concerning: 
  • Lot Splits: Under 1 acre in size. 
  • Variances: A variance, if approved by the board, authorizes the applicant to an exception to the strict application of the Zoning Code, Building Code, or other City codes. 
  • Administrative Appeals: Appeals to the board may be made by any person who feels they were aggrieved by any officer of the City by virtue of any decision of the administrative officer charged with the enforcement of the Zoning Code, Building Code, and other regulations of the City. 
  • Similar Use: Specified uses for certain types of business are set forth in our zoning districts. It is further provided, by the Zoning Code, that any other use not specifically named may be permitted if the board determines that such use is of the same general character as a specified or specially permitted use.
Applications are available in the Service Department of City Hall located at:
360 S. Yearling Road
Whitehall, OH 43213