The City of Manistee Zoning Board of Appeals was established under Chapter 252 of the Codified Ordinance. An annual organizational meeting is scheduled in January of each year. All meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Act and the public is invited to attend.
The Zoning Board of Appeals have the power to authorize, upon an appeal, specific variances from requirements such as lot area and width regulations, building height regulations, yard and depth regulations and off-street parking and loading space requirements as specified in Article 25 of the Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Board of Appeals hears and decides questions that arise in the administration of the zoning ordinance including the interpretation of text and the zoning map.
The Zoning Board of Appeals also acts as the Construction Board of Appeals as provided for in Chapter 1420 Michigan Building Code and as the Fire Code Board of Appeals as provided for in Chapter 1610 International Fire Code of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Manistee.