Zoning Board of Appeals


The ZBA is authorized by Michigan statute and helps ensure that the objectives of the Zoning Ordinance are met, public safety secured, and substantial justice is done. All meetings are open to the public and public notices are completed prior to a public hearing. The powers and jurisdiction of the ZBA are specified in the City of Portage Zoning Ordinance (Section 42-620 to 42-623) and include the granting of variances, interpretations, temporary uses and other appeals as authorized in the ordinance.

Zoning Board of Appeals Application


There are seven members and two alternate members on the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).


Meetings are broadcast live on cable television by Public Media Network on Charter channel 187 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99. Zoning Board of Appeals agendas will be posted the Monday before each Monday meeting. Minutes will be posted once approved by the board.

  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • City Hall
    7900 S Westnedge Avenue
    Portage, MI 49002

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes