Board of Zoning Appeals

Northampton County Board of Zoning Appeals

The Northampton County Board of Zoning Appeals is a 5 member board appointed by the Virginia Circuit Court Judge. Each member serves a 5-year term.

The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for interpreting zoning map district boundaries where there is uncertainty as to the location of the district boundary and for hearing and deciding upon appeals regarding the administration of the Zoning Code. The Board also reviews and makes decisions on requests for exceptions into the resource protection buffer area for the minimum necessary to achieve a reasonable, buildable area for a principal structure and necessary utilities. ( see Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act )as specified by the Zoning Code. The BZA has the authority to hear and decide applications for variances from the terms of the Zoning Code. In addition, the Board of Zoning Appeals hears and decides on applications for appeal to the decisions of the Zoning Administrator. 

Board of Zoning Appeals:

Meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Tuesday of each month at a time to be announced unless there is no case to be reviewed or due to a holiday conflict. Additional meetings are held as needed. Call to confirm. Board members are appointed by the Judge of the Circuit Court for Northampton County according to Virginia State Code 15.430.

Public Notice

Current Meeting Minutes are being posted to the Northampton County Board Docs Website:
Board Docs

Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates 

Board of Zoning Appeals Deadlines and Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Susan C. Henderson, Chairperson
9097 Henderson Road
Machipongo, VA 23405
District 4

Douglas J. Coburn, Vice-Chair
P.O. Box 185
Eastville, VA 23347
District 4

Eugene H. Bannister
P.O. Box 327
Exmore, VA 23350
District 3

Kevin K. Kellam
P.O. Box 217
Franktown, VA 23354
District 4

Bonnie Nottingham
28184 Nottingham Ridge Lane
Cape Charles VA 23310 
District 1