The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) has the power to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged by the appellant that there is an error in any order, requirement, permit, decision or refusal made by the Zoning Administrator in carrying out or enforcing any provision of the Zoning Code. The seven member Board, appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council, is comprised of private citizens who live in Saint Paul.
The BZA conducts a public hearing within 30 days after the appeal application has been filed. All property owners within 350 feet of the subject property and the Citizen Participation District Council
for the area are notified by mail at least 10 days prior to the public hearing. Anyone may testify at the hearing or send in written comments either in support or opposition to the appeal.
The Board of Zoning Appeals holds public hearings every other Monday. The hearings start at 3:00 pm in Room 330 of the City Hall / Courthouse. It is essential that the appellant or their representative attend the hearing.