Zoning Board of Appeals

The Columbia Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial body that conducts evidentiary hearings on requests for variances, special use permits, and appeals from administrative decisions regarding the Zoning Ordinance.


1) City Council adopted new fee schedules for Planning & Engineering effective April 13, 2023.

2) Applications for Planning Commission, Design Review, and BZA may now be submitted online.


Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The Columbia Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:00 am in Columbia City Hall, Council Chambers (basement level).


Members serve three year terms.

  • Kristi Martin
    Term expired August 14, 2020
  • George Vrailas
    Term expires December 14, 2023
  • Jimmy Campbell
    Term expires August 13, 2024
  • Jimmy Dugger
    Term expires September 12, 2025
  • Eddie Ables
    Term expires May 13, 2024
  • Paul Keltner
    No Term Limit

Meeting Attendance

It is the policy of the City of Columbia that all City-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance in participating in a meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the ADA, please call the City's ADA Coordinator at 931-560-1565 or email the City's ADA Coordinator at least three business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.