Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals has the Authority to grant variances, to consider, and approve or disapprove, applications for Class B Special Use Permits, and to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the zoning officer in the enforcement of regulations.

West Palm Beach Notice of Intent

Application Deadlines/Meeting Schedule

The Zoning Board of Appeals normally meets in Commission Chambers on the first Thursday of every month at 1:30 P.M. Please check the agenda prior to a meeting to confirm time and location.

All application deadlines are strictly enforced. All applications must have an appointment with a Planner to submit the application. All applications must be submitted to the Planning Department office no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the day of the deadline. In order to be accepted, the application must contain all required items and information described in the application. Partial application will not be accepted for placement on the Zoning Board of Appeals agenda until all such material are submitted.

*NOTE: Please note that applicants for a Class B Special Use Permit are required to complete an Additional Use Standards form specific to their request. Please contact a planner to obtain the appropriate form.

2015 ZBA Application – Revised 06.17.2015

2014-2015 Meeting Agendas & Packets

2015 Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Application Deadline
November 10, 2014
December 8, 2014
January 12, 2015
February 9, 2015
March 9, 2015
April 13, 2015
May 11, 2015
June 8, 2015
July 13, 2015
August 10, 2015
September 14, 2015
October 13, 2015
November 9, 2015
December 14, 2015
January 11, 2016
Zoning Board of Appeals
January 8, 2015
February 5, 2015
March 5, 2015
April 2, 2015
May 7, 2015
June 4, 2015
July 2, 2015
August 6, 2015
September 3, 2015
October 1, 2015
November 5, 2015
December 3, 2015
January 7, 2016
February 4, 2016
March 3, 2016


Zoning Board Application Fees

Application Type
Administrative Appeal
Class B Special Use Permit – Non-Residential or Mixed Use
Class B Special Use Permit – Residential
RV / Boat Waivers
Site Plan Review Appeal
Variance – Non-Residential or Mixed Use
Variance – Multifamily Residential
Variance – Single Family Residential (includes 1 accessory apartment)
$1350 + $270 per waiver
$1000 + $200 per waiver
$1500 + $300 per additional variance
$1000 + $200 per additional variance
$600 + $120 per additional variance


Zoning Board Members

The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five regular members and two alternate members. Regular members may vote on any matter considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals at any regular or special meeting. Alternate members attend all meetings. The first alternate member may vote only upon the absence of one regular member. The second alternate member may vote only upon the absence of two of the regular members, or the absence of one regular member and the first alternate.

Member Name
Ms. Rae Franks, Chairperson
Mr. Alan Steinberg, Vice-Chairperson
Mr. Michael Bakst, Member
Mr. James Carman, Member
Ms. Dorothy Jacks, Member
Vacan, First Alternate
Member Since