Zoning Board of Appeals


The Zoning Board of Appeals does not have regularly scheduled meetings, rather, they meet on an as needed basis.

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Mike Brown
  • Marc Raycraft
  • Mares Vanderploeg
  • Yvette Clark
  • Maureen Murphy

About the Board

Required by the Gratiot County Zoning Ordinance. The Board consists of 7 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, each serving three -year terms. The Zoning Board of Appeals is an independent body charged with handling all questions that arise in the administration of the Zoning Ordinance. In general, the zoning Board of Appeals may:

  • Grant requests for variances
  • Decide appeals of administrative orders or enforcement decisions
  • Interpret zoning district boundaries when they are unclear
  • Clarify language of the ordinance or decide when it applies in a given circumstance
  • Decide appeals from the designation of non-conforming uses or structures

For further information, please contact the Permits Office or see the Permits Office Fee Schedule (PDF) for a schedule of fees related to this Board.