York County Seeks Applicants for Board of Zoning and Subdivision Appeals

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The York County Board of Zoning Appeals listened and discussed the tiny home matter for nearly an hour and a half (Marie Albiges/WYDaily)
The York County Board of Zoning Appeals at a December meeting. (Marie Albiges/WYDaily)

A spot has opened up on a York County board that grants appeals regarding land-use violations.

York County’s roughly 108 square miles are split into 16 land-use zones, from rural residential to industrial to waterfront commercial.

Each zone comes with standards and regulations on how the land can be used. If a citizen violates a zoning ordinance, he or she can appeal it to Board of Zoning/Subdivision Appeals, who decides whether to grant a variance to the zoning requirement, thereby allowing the citizen to continue using the land as before.

Five members of the board volunteer their time once a month to hear cases and are appointed by the York-Poquoson Circuit Court judge.

A member is appointed for a five-year term, and there is no limit to the number of terms a member can serve.

The alternate seat on the board was vacated by Andrew McKinley, who decided not to reapply for another term, a York County spokesperson said.

Click here for more information on the board. Interested citizens may apply for appointment online, at the York County Administrator’s Office located at 224 Ballard St., or by phone at 890-3320.