The Waterford Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a 7-member appointed board that may consist of 1 Township Board member who serves their term on the ZBA concurrently with their Township Board term, and 6 (or 7 if there is no Township Board member) residents of the Township who serve staggered 3-year terms. The ZBA is governed by the Bylaws as they have been adopted. The ZBA’s responsibilities are:
Hearing requests for variances from the non-use requirements of the Zoning Ordinance (PDF), and granting such variances where practical difficulties exist.
Conducting appeals of administrative actions made in carrying out or enforcing any Ordinance provisions.
Hearing and deciding requests for interpretation of the Ordinance.
Hearing and deciding appeals from the decision of the Planning Commission regarding special approval uses.