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Board of Zoning Appeals
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Third Wednesday of each month
  • Porter County Administration Center
Meetings are always open to the public.

A Board of Zoning Appeals is defined by and set up according to state statute. The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) consists of five members, all of which are citizen appointments:
  • Debbie Kerr-Cook - Chair
  • Marvin Brickner - Vice Chair
  • Kenneth Williams 
  • Luther Williams
  • Michael Young

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent AgendaView All Agendas and Minutes

About the Board

The board hears a variety of petitions, including variances to the local zoning ordinances, special exceptions, use variances and temporary certificates of occupancy. The Board of Zoning Appeals is defined by law as a quasi-judicial board, which means that the decisions that they make are final, and can only be overturned by a judge in a court of law.

The Board of Zoning Appeal's clerical support staff is located in the Porter County Plan Commission office. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

There are filing dates that must be met before they are presented to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Please call the Plan Commission office for more information.

Contact Us
Robert Thompson

155 Indiana Ave.
Suite 311
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Ph: 219-465-3540

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.