Zoning Board of Adjustments 

 

Meetings

 
  • The Zoning Board of Adjustments meets as necessary depending upon cases.
  • City Council Chambers
    307 East 4th Street
    Big Spring, Texas 79720

Agendas & Minutes 

Agendas are available prior to scheduled meetings in the Agenda Center.  Minutes are available following approval.

Members

 
  • Oscar Flores
  • Louisa Rangel
  • Carrie Rodman
  • Jeanie Knocke (2nd alternate)

Duties

 

Under state law, the Zoning Board of Adjustments has authority to:


  1. Hear and decide an appeal that alleges error in an order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of this subchapter or an ordinance adopted under this subchapter;
  2. Hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of a zoning ordinance when the ordinance requires the board to do so;
  3. Authorize in specific cases a variance from the terms of a zoning ordinance if the variance is not contrary to the public interest and, due to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the ordinance would result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the ordinance is observed and substantial justice is done; and
  4. Hear and decide other matters authorized by an ordinance adopted under this subchapter.


Under municipal ordinance, the Zoning Board of Adjustments has the authority to:


  1. Hear and decide an appeal that alleges error in an order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the City of Big Spring’s Zoning Ordinance;
  2. Hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of this Zoning Ordinance when the ordinance requires the Board to do so;
  3. Authorize in specific cases a variance from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance if the variance is not contrary to the public interest and, due to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the ordinance would result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the ordinance is observed and substantial justice is done; and
  4. Hear and decide other matters authorized under the Zoning Ordinance.

Commission Membership

  
If you are interested in serving on the Zoning Board of Adjustments, please contact the City Manager's Office in person or by calling 432-264-2401.  You can review information and print a Board Application on the Boards and Committees page.