What is the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)?
The BZA is a voluntary board established under the provisions of Title 6 Chapter 29 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, which is commonly known as the Comprehensive Planning Act. The BZA in the City of Clemson is a seven-person board, and its members are appointed by City Council. The BZA, which meets on an as-needed basis, responds to citizen requests for variances to City zoning standards, and approval of allowed special exceptions. It also hears and rules on appeals of decisions made by the Zoning and Codes Administrator.