Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Appeals has jurisdiction over all use and area variances, including requests for conditional use permits and appeals challenging a decision or determination of the Zoning Inspector.

All decisions of the Board of Appeals are final within Boardman Township. A citizen who is aggrieved with the Board’s decision has 30 days from the date of decision to file an appeal with the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

A legal notice is published at least 10 days before the hearing of the Board of Appeals. All hearings are open to the public.

To join the April 20, 2021 meeting please follow the following instructions. Meeting materials are under Plans Submitted below.

By phone: 1-408-418-9388, meeting number/access code: 132 234 5478, password: 28752664

By computer

Meeting number/access code: 132 234 5478, password: BTPlanning


A variance can be applied for through the online portal or by downloading the application below.

BZA Application Area Variance (Requests regarding the size and/or placement of a structure)

BZA Application Conditional Use (Requests for a use listed as conditional in the Zoning Resolution)

BZA Application Administrative Appeal (Requests for an appeal of the Director of Zoning & Development’s decision)

BZA Application Use Variance (Requests for a use not listed in the Zoning Resolution)


The Board consists of five members and two alternate members appointed by the Boardman Township Trustees.

Atty John Shultz, Chairman (January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2026)
Patricia Brozik (January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021)
Marilyn Scheetz (January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022)
Kenneth Tirpack (January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021)
Brian Racz, (January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2025)
Anthony Buchmann, Alternate (August 17, 2020 to December 31, 2021)

2021 Meeting Schedule

Month Appeal Submission
Meeting Date Legal Notice Plans Submitted
January 12/31/2020 1/19/2021 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING-Jan BZA Jan 19
February 1/28/2021 2/16/2021 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING-Feb BZA Feb 16
March 2/25/2021 3/16/2021 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING-3-16-21 BZA March 16
April 4/1/2021 4/20/2021 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING-April BZA April 20
May 4/29/2021 5/18/2021
June 6/3/2021 6/22/2021
July 7/1/2021 7/20/2021
August 7/30/2021 8/17/2021
September 9/3/2021 9/21/2021
October 10/1/2021 10/19/2021
November 10/29/2021 11/16/2021
December 11/24/2021 12/14/2021


Special COVID-19 notice – Due to directives issued by the Ohio Department of Health and in accordance with the Ohio Attorney General’s recommendations related to National, State and local health orders, meetings are being conducted remotely on-line. For instruction on how to access these on-line meetings call: 330-726-4181 or email 

All Meetings are held at 7:00 PM at the Boardman Government Center, 8299 Market Street.