Board of Zoning & Appeals

The Zoning Ordinance provides for a Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that hears appeals dealing with zoning matters.

The BZA has 3 main functions: 

  • To Interpret the zoning ordinance when it is alleged that department staff have made an error.
  • To review special exceptions and to grant Conditional Use permits under terms of the ordinance. 
  • To grant Variances from specific terms of the ordinance where special conditions are present to warrant such variances.       

Applications to bring items to the board must be submitted and reviewed by staff no later than 30 days prior to the meeting.

Fees for Board of zoning and appeals business are as follows:

  • $200 for an interpretation, conditional use, or variance application
  • $500 if applying for a variance or conditional use after construction.

*Fees are to be paid prior to any action taken on the application

Contact Community Development staff at (615) 380 8618 prior to submitting any applications.

A copy of the Zoning Ordinance may be purchased from the department at a cost of $30.


The Board of Zoning and Appeals meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Board Room on the first floor of Springfield City Hill located at 405 North Main Street.

Meeting agendas and minutes can be viewed at the Agenda Center.

Recorded videos of meetings are available at the City of Springfield, TN Youtube Page.  Audio recording of meetings available upon request.


  • Carolyn Sherrod, Wards 1 and 2
    • Term Expires December 31, 2026
  • Larry Simmons, Vice Chair Wards 3 and 4
    • Term Expires December 31, 2027
  • Dr. Adam Veitschegger, Wards 5 and 6
    • Term Expires December 31, 2024

  • Buzzy Poole, Chairman, Planning Commission
    • Term Expires December 31, 2025
  • Carolyn Woodard, At Large
    • Term Expires December 31, 2026