Board of Zoning Appeals


The public is invited and encouraged to attend meetings.

  • 7 pm
  • Meets on an as-needed basis on the first Thursday of each month
  • Warren County Government Center

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Gary Kushner, Chairman, South River District
  • Marcus Robinson, Vice Chairman, North River District
  • John Pennell, Fork District
  • Robert Myers, Happy Creek District
  • Ronald Weckenman, Shenandoah District


The Code of Virginia Section 15.2-2308 states that every locality that has enacted a zoning ordinance pursuant to the Code of Virginia shall establish a board of zoning appeals that consists of either five or seven residents of the locality. The Warren County Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five members appointed by the Circuit Court. One member of the BZA should be a member of the Planning Commission. Terms of office of Board members is five years. Members may be reappointed and any vacancies occurring shall be filled by appointment by the Circuit Court for the unexpired portion of the term involved.

Powers & Duties

  • Hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, decision or interpretation made by the Zoning Administrator or his agent in the administration or enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Render decisions on specific requests for variance that are not contrary to the public interest and when a literal enforcement of the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance would result in unnecessary hardship, provided that the spirit of the ordinance is observed.
  • Hear and decide all other matters referred to it and upon which it is required to act by the Zoning Ordinance.