The application process begins with the Clerk at the Boston Heights Village Hall, 45 E. Boston Mills Road, during its regular business hours.
The Clerk will:
- supply the BZA Application Form required for all business before the Board of Zoning Appeals, as well as copies of the Zoning or Building Codes, if required
- accept and receipt the BZA application fee of $100.00 (CO 1145 .05 or CO 1101.05)
- direct you to the appropriate Village official (usually the Zoning Inspector), who can explain the process, answer questions, and offer assistance on the completion of the required forms.
The Clerk cannot and will not offer legal advice on Village zoning regulations. The Clerk is not responsible for enforcement or application of zoning rules in the Village. Please do not harass or abuse the Clerk.
While Village staff may assist in completing your application, please note that it is the responsibility of the Appellant or Applicant to compile the necessary documents and complete the forms, including (if required by law) listing owners of surrounding properties, their mailing addresses, parcel numbers, and plot plan details. The property owner ( or legal representative thereof) must also sign each application. Incomplete applications are not acceptable.
Hearings are scheduled on the basis of receipt, completeness, estimated time considered necessary for the hearing, and attorneys’ schedules. In general, complete applications received at least 20 days before the next regular meeting of the BZA will be considered at that meeting, but this is not guaranteed.