The Board of Zoning Appeals
The duties of the Board of Zoning Appeals include, but are not limited to, reviewing administrative appeals and variance requests. Variances are granted in cases of a unique hardship to the property owner if the ordinance provisions were to be strictly applied. The Board of Zoning Appeals is governed by Division 605 of the Newton County Zoning Ordinance and conducts public hearings for the purpose of soliciting public comments.
The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the 4th Thursday of the month when petitions have been filed to be heard for that month. Agendas are posted on the website with specific case information that will be heard for that month.
Board of Zoning Appeals Members consists of 6 residents of Newton County and is appointed by the Board of Commissioners:
Chairman – Mr. Gil Davis
District 1 – Mr. James Brooks
District 2 - Dr. Nick Hawthorn
District 3 – Mr. Charles Woods
District 4 - Mrs. Carolyn Hardeman
District 5 – Mr. Wesley Dowdy
Board of Zoning Appeals Secretary – Crystal Dooley