Board of Appeals (BOA) Application Process

The Board of Appeals Application Form describes filing requirements. 

Applications:

There are two categories of Board of Appeals (BOA) applications. Each application has its own filing requirements:

  • Variances, Special Exceptions, Non-Conforming Uses:
    • An application for permit/plan review must be filed prior to filing a BOA application for this type of case. Planning & Zoning staff determine which permit/plan reviews are required for a particular activity. Planning & Zoning staff review the permit/plan application and determine if BOA action is required. If so, the planner will send a Project Referral Form to BOA staff and the applicant. BOA staff will then contact the applicant and provide the information needed to begin the BOA process.
  • Decisions on Alleged Errors, Reconsideration Requests:
    • These cases do not require prior permit or plan review and/or a Project Referral Form.

BOA applications and filing fees are accepted by appointment. BOA staff may be contacted at 410-535-1600, ext. 2335 or 2559 to schedule an appointment. Once an application is filed it becomes a BOA case and is assigned a case number.