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The Smithfield Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) only meets when cases or business are before them. When cases or business are before them, they meet at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in Conference Rooms A & B of the Smithfield Center to review variance applications, special yard exceptions, etc.

The BZA members serve 5 year terms with recommendations by Town Council but are appointed by the Isle of Wight Circuit Court.


Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)

Christopher W. Gwaltney, Chair
(term expires 6/30/23)

Robert Briggs
(term expires 6/30/19)

Faye M. Seeley
(term expires 6/30/20)

Catherine Bowden
(term expires 6/30/21)

Greg Brown
(term expires 6/30/22)


Staff Representative:

Mr. Joseph R. Reish, CZO - Planning Technician / Code Enforcement Officer


To be on the BZA agenda, applicants must submit all necessary materials to the town NO LATER than 21 days prior to the scheduled BZA Meeting.

To learn more about the duties and powers of the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), Download Article 12 (Board of Zoning Appeals section of the Zoning Ordinance).