Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Murfreesboro Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is a five-member body appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the city council. Members of the BZA and their terms are listed on the boards and commissions list. View the BZA overview here.

The board hears requests for variances from the zoning and sign ordinance, requests for special use permits set forth in the zoning ordinance, and hears appeals from administrative decisions. 

Board of Zoning Appeals Overview - The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) Overview is a summary of the Board of Zoning Appeals and the requirements for granting variances and special use permits. The 2020 BZA meeting dates and deadlines calendar is available here. To make an appearance before the BZA, please complete an application to appear and return it to:

Planning Department

111 W. Vine Street

Murfreesboro, TN 37130

To find out more about appearing before the BZA, please contact the Planning Department at 615-893-6441.


To make an appearance before the BZA, please complete an application to appear below.

Please drop off the application to the following address:

Planning and Engineering Office

111 W. Vine St.

Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Meeting Dates

The 2020 & 2021 BZA meeting dates and deadlines calendars are available below.

2020 BZA Calendar Dates

Submittal Deadline
(3:00 pm)
BZA Meeting
1:00 pm
January 6th January 22nd
February 10th February 26th
March 9th March 25th
April 6th April 22nd
May 11th May 27th
June 8th June 24th
July 6th July 22nd
August 10th August 26th
September 4th September 23rd
October 12th October 23rd
November 2nd November 23rd
November 30th December 21st

2021 BZA Calendar Dates

Submittal Deadline 
(3:00 pm)
BZA Meeting
1:00 pm
January 11th January 27th
February 8th  February 24th
March 8th March 24th
April 12th April 28th 
May 10th May 26th
June 7th June 23th
July 12th July 28th
August 9th August 25th
September 3th September 22th
October 11th  October 27th
November 1st November 22tg
November 29th  December 20th