Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is composed of 7 residents and two alternates, appointed to a 3-year term. Meetings are held, as needed, on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 PM at the City Hall, 3338 Coolidge. ZBA meetings are televised live on Berkley's government access channel, WBRK (available for WOW and Comcast customers).

The ZBA hears the following types of cases:

  • Zoning Variances, both use and nonuse variance requests
  • Zoning Appeals as described under the zoning ordinance
  • Interpretation of use
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS HANDBOOK published by the Michigan Municipal League. 
 Board Member Term Expires
 Ryan J. Gesund  July 2022
 Joseph V. Krug  July 2022
 Sue McAlpine  July 2023
 Erick McDonald (Alternate)  July 2024
 Miles Uhlar  July 2024
 Maria Ward  July 2022

**Vacant Position Available**

Council Liaison: Dennis Hennen
Staff Liaison: Erin Schlutow

To view the enabling legislation surrounding the ZBA, click here. To view the ZBA's Rules of Procedure, click here. To view ZBA meeting agendas and minutes, click here. Questions or comments for the board can be directed to Community Development Director Erin Schlutow at eschlutow@berkleymich.net or 248-658-3320.


ATTN Businesses, Residents, and Community Members:
If you would like to submit an agenda item for the ZBA meeting, please review the submission deadlines below.

Berkley ZBA

Property or business owner who wishes to modify existing property in a way that is not addressed in the zoning ordinance, can apply for a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). 



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