City of Auburn

Auburn Michigan

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) consists of five members.  Each member, when appointed, shall serve a term of three years. The ZBA shall elect one of its members as it chairman and one of its members as secretary.  Each ZBA member receives a reasonable sum as determined by the City Commission for his services in attending each regular or special meeting of said Board.

Powers and Duties:

The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have all powers and duties prescribed by law, in the city’s Zoning Ordinance, and which are more particularly specified as follows: 

  • Interpretation – Decide any question involving the interpretation of any provisions of the township Zoning Ordinance, including determination of the exact location of any district boundary of the Zoning Map if there is uncertainty with respect thereto;
  • Variances – Grant variances from the terms and provisions of the Zoning Ordinance as provided in that ordinance; and
  • Appeals – Hear and decide appeals of decisions made by the Zoning Administrator.  In this regard, the Board of Appeals may assume the powers of the Zoning Administrator. 


Auburn Williams Recreation Association Board

Sue Emerson
Walt Bieszke
Kay Bridenbaugh
Andy Krauss
Jeff Rahl

Term expiring: October 2017
Term expiring: October 2019
Term expiring: October 2017
Planning Commission Representative
City Commission Representative 


ZBA Forms & Resources

Zoning Forms (Coming Soon)