Board of Zoning Adjustment

Regular Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m.  (The work session begins at 5:00 p.m.)
  • 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Council Chambers
    City Hall
    200 Hobbs Street West
    Athens, AL 3561

Virtual Meeting Options during State Health Order for COVID-19

The City of Athens Board of Zoning Adjustment is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the City will be streaming the meeting online in a way to allow members of the public to listen to, observe, or  participate in the meeting. If you wish to view the meeting online, simply click the link below titled "Join Zoom Meeting" and follow the prompt. If you wish to use a phone to dial-in to listen to the meeting, you can use the phone number listed under the "Dial by your location" heading. Once you dial-in, you will need to enter the Meeting ID when prompted. Long distance charges may apply.

During the meeting, questions or comments regarding agenda items may be taken through the ZOOM platform, or may be directed to a separate phone line at (256) 262-1430.

NOTE: The February 2021 Board of Zoning Adjustment Meeting has rescheduled to March 4, 2021 due to inclement weather.

Topic: February 2021 Board of Zoning Adjustment Meeting

Time: Thursday, February 18, 2021

05:00 PM (work session) Central Time (US and Canada)

5:30 PM (regular meeting)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 894 3892 5370

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 Meeting ID: 894 3892 5370

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A tutorial video for joining a ZOOM meeting can be found here. 


  • Greg Green, Chairmain
  • Al Wassum, Vice Chair
  • Greg Skipworth


  • Jim Ernest
  • Larry Burlingame
  • 2 Alternate Members
  • Roderick Herron
  • Jeff Bass

Hearing Cases

The Zoning Board of Adjustment is responsible for hearing cases on changes to the nature of property:
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Interpreting Zoning Boundaries
  • Special Exception Uses (including Major Home Occupations)
  • Variances


BOZA Application fee is $20. Submission deadline/meeting dates may be adjusted due to holidays/conflicts, etc. Applicant/applicant's representative must attend the meeting for action to be taken on the case. For further information, please contact the Engineering Services and Community Development Department at 256-233-2224.