Zoning Board of Adjustments

Board of Adjustments Members
Members from left to right:
N. Douglas Hibbs, Jr.
Ray Stroh
George green
Roger Welch
Michael Craig

Members Not Shown:
Jerry Berry, Alternate
Nicole Taylor, Alternate


The Zoning Board of Adjustment and Appeals (ZBA) is a five member, quasi-judicial board that is empowered to grant variances from the Cedar Hill Zoning Code, as prescribed by the Texas Local Government Code and the Cedar Hill Zoning Code. More specifically, this board is responsible for performing the following duties and  exercise the following powers:

  • Hear and decide appeals that allege an error in an order, requirement, decision or determination by and administrative official;
  • Allow the expansion or continuation of a lawfully existing nonconforming structure or a lawfully existing nonconforming use;
  • Authorize variances to the Zoning Code provided the variance:
    • is not contrary to the public interest,
    • is caused by a special condition
    • the literal enforcement of the ordinance would result in unnecessary hardship,
    • is in keeping with the spirit of the ordinance, and substantial just.
Activities of the ZBA are coordinated through the Cedar Hill Building Inspections Department.  The ZBA typically meets on Tuesdays at 1:00 P.M as needed.  Agendas of schedule meetings are posted at the Government Center, 285 Uptown Blvd. Bldg. 100, at least 72 hours prior to all meetings.