Board of Zoning Appeals

All public hearings of the Board of Zoning Appeals are held in Board Room of the County Administration Building, 4301 E. Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23228.

The members of the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) are appointed by the Circuit Court for five-year terms. The terms are staggered such that one member is appointed each year. The court traditionally appoints one member from each magisterial district, although there is no legal requirement to do so.

The BZA is a quasi-judicial body, meaning that it sits in place of the court to hear appeals from administrative decisions and requests for variances from the zoning ordinance. In addition, the Board of Supervisors has delegated to the BZA the authority to approve certain conditional uses and special exceptions.

Purpose: Review interpretations of the Zoning Ordinance, to determine zoning district boundary locations where there is doubt, to grant variances from zoning requirements, and to issue conditional use permits


Mr. Gentry Bell
Mrs. Helen E. Harris
Three Chopt
Mr. Dennis J. Berman
Mr. Gregory R. Baka
Mr. William M. Mackey Jr.

Terms: 5

Meeting Dates: 4th Thursday

Meeting Time: 9 a.m.

Meeting Location: Board of Supervisors' Board Room

Contact: Benjamin Blankinship Zoning Division Manager 804-501-4286

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) can be contacted through the Henrico County Planning Department at:

P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775
(804) 501-4602

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Physical Address
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-4602

(804) 501-4379

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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