Board of Zoning Appeals


  • 3:00 pm
  • Every other Monday
  • Room 330, City Hall, 15 Kellogg Blvd., West

Member Requirements

Board of Zoning Appeals

Staff contact: YaYa Diatta, 651-266-9080,

List of Criteria:

  • 9 members
  • 6 regular members
  • 2 alternates
  • One Planning Commission Representative
  • St. Paul residency required

St. Paul enabling code applicable to board: 61.203

Length of term: 3 years, except for Planning Commission Representative, whose term is concurrent with their Planning Commission term.

Hold public hearings on:

  • Administrative appeals
  • Zoning variances


Additional information:

  • The majority of cases are variance requests.
  • Administrative appeals are challenges of decisions made by the zoning administrator.

Vacancies: One vacancy, an alternate position.


1) You can now apply online, visit Online Committee Application.

2) Download an Application. You can apply for more than one committee per application. Mayor Coleman encourages applicants to get recommendations from their City Councilmembers.

Please return applications to:

Office of the Mayor
Attn: Peter Grafstrom
15 Kellogg West Kellogg Blvd.
390 City Hall
​Saint Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-266-8516 
Fax: 651-266-8521

For a complete list of boards, committees and commissions, please see the list to the left hand side of this screen. For questions about the application process please contact Peter Grafstrom at or call 651-266-8516.