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Zoning Board of Appeals

Every community in the State of Michigan that has adopted a zoning ordinance is required to establish a Zoning Board of Appeals.  The ZBA is termed a “judicial” or “quasi-judicial” body.  There are several types of disputes typically included in the Zoning Board of Appeals’ job description for dispute resolution.  The different types of decisions are related to:

  1. Interpretation of the Ordinance text or map
  2. Appeal of administrative decisions
  3. Dimension (non-use) variance requests
  4. Other specific duties associated with Ordinance nonconformities

The ZBA meets on Mondays as needed each month to hear and decide upon cases.  

Authority: MICHIGAN ZONING ENABLING ACT (EXCERPT)   Act 110 of 2006
125.3601 Zoning board of appeals; appointment; procedural rules; membership; composition; alternate member; per diem; expenses; removal; terms of office; vacancies; conduct of meetings; conflict of interest.

Cambridge Zoning Board of Appeals
Ric Streams, Chair O: 517-467-2104
rstreams@frontiernet.net
Tom Kissel, Secretary  
Otis Garrison  
Rick Richardson  
Harvey Hawkins