This five (5) member board is appointed by the recommendation of the Mayor with the approval of Council, for a term of five (5) years. *Residency requirement. The Zoning Hearing Board is created by the Municipalities Planning Code and Title I Article III Sections 301 through 3091.
The Zoning Hearing Board is responsible for hearing and deciding requests for variances and/or special exceptions where it is alleged that the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance inflict unnecessary hardship unique to the applicant. In granting any variance or special exception, the Board may attach such reasonable conditions as it may deem necessary to implement the purposes of the Zoning Ordinance.
Per Article VI of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Plan (Act 247), as amended by Act 93 of 1972.
- Rebecca Brown, Codes & Inspections Director
- Solicitor, William Stokan, Esq.
Held the second Wednesday of each month at 1:15 PM, City Hall 4th Floor Conference Room, 1301 12th Street, Altoona PA 16601.