Board of Zoning Appeals

Meetings Scheduled Only As Needed

  • 5:15 p.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of the month
  • Council Chambers
    45 E Broad Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501

All meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals are open to the public.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The agenda deadline is the 3rd Monday of the month prior to the scheduled meeting. If the deadline falls on a city observed holiday, the deadline is extended one day.


  • James Dial, Chairman
    Term expires: January 1, 2026
  • Elwood Ervin, Vice-Chairman
    Term expires: January 1, 2024
  • Nancy Bohannon
    Term expires: January 1, 2024
  • Connie McCormick
    Term expires: January 1, 2025
  • Michael Detwiler
    Term expires: January 1, 2026


The Board is composed of five (5) members appointed by the City Council. The members serve three (3) year staggered terms.
The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for interpreting the provisions of the Zoning Code when necessary and for hearing and deciding upon appeals regarding the administration of the Zoning Code. The Board also reviews and makes decisions on requests for special exceptions as specified by the Zoning Code and has the authority to hear and decide applications for variances from the terms of the Zoning Code. Decisions of the Board of Zoning Appeals cannot be appealed to the City Council.

  • Board Was Established by City Charter - Title 11, Section 407.