The Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial board, which, through state statute, is granted the authority to consider and approve, or deny, applications requesting relief from the requirements of the Manhattan Development Code (MDC) involving private property within the City of Manhattan.
The board's decisions are made following a quasi-judicial procedure, to develop findings of fact, based on the evidence presented to it during a public hearing. The board was organized for the following specific purposes, as set forth in Sec. 26-8A-3, Board of Zoning Appeals of the MDC.
The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five residents appointed by the City Commission.