Zoning Board of Appeals


  • 7:00 PM
  • First Tuesday of each month
  • Government Center
    Room 400
    115 E. Washington St.
    Bloomington, IL 61702-2400

Board Functions

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

Public Hearings

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.

Hearing Procedures

Publications, Agendas, Minutes & Audio

Publications are available two weeks prior to the meeting.

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Agendas are available prior to the meetings.

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Staff Report Packets are available prior to the meetings.

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Minutes are available following approval.

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Audio is available following the meeting.

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Zoning Applications

Posted in order of appearance before Zoning Board of Appeals.

View All Zoning Applications

Major Cases

See additional documents and audio related to ZBA hearings and issues.

Zoning Ordinance

McLean County Zoning Ordinance