The Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBOA) has the powers and duties as outlined in the Texas Local Government Code and has the final decision on matters which it considers. Only a court of record can override ZBOA’s decision. All actions by ZBOA require an affirmative four-member vote for approval or denial. ZBOA’s powers include: authorizing variances for specific code items, such as height, yard area, lot coverage, off-street parking, and loading regulations. Where enforcement of the code would result in unnecessary hardship; appeals concerning the building official’s decision or determination; and permitting the reconstruction, extension or enlargement of a building occupied by a nonconforming use.
Building Board of Appeals (BBA)
ZBOA members also serve as BBA members. BBA may grant variances to the building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and fire codes, and may authorize the repair or demolition of substandard structures.