The mission of Smyth County Building and Zoning Department is to provide the very best inspection services possible and administer county ordinances in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner, which ensures the health, safety, and welfare of Smyth County citizens.

 

Building and Zoning

Boards


Local Board Of Building Code Appeals
We are not the final word. If you disagree with our interpretation of a building
code requirement, you may appeal our decision to the Smyth County Board of Building
Code Appeals. The Appeals Board is composed of contractors and designers who live in
Smyth County. If you decide to appeal a decision, we will give you a packet of information
on how to file the appeal.
The  Local Board of Building Code Appeals meets the first Tuesday of each month in the Smyth County Board Room at 5:30 PM, if an application for variance and appeal has been submitted. Should no applications be received within the calendar year, the Board will meet on the first Tuesday of January. If the first Tuesday falls on a holiday, then the Board will meet on the second Tuesday. November meetings may be rescheduled due to Election Day.  Contact the Zoning Administrator for filing deadlines.

January 5, 2016 Meeting Agenda

Appeals Board Members:
Cameron Wolfe
Brian Reynolds
Charles Greer
Less Whitt
Bill Huber
Gerald Hall, Alternate member
Jim May, Alternate member
 


 

Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals is a 7-member group with three alternate members appointed
by the Judge of Circuit Court.  The main purposes of the Board are to interpret the
ordinance for appeals and to grant variances from the application of certain requirements
of the zoning ordinance.
The  Board of Zoning Appeals meets the first Tuesday of each month in the Smyth County Board Room at 6:00 PM, if an application for variance and appeal has been submitted. Should no applications be received within the calendar year, the Board will meet on the first Tuesday of January. If the first Tuesday falls on a holiday, then the Board will meet on the second Tuesday. November meetings may be rescheduled due to Election Day.  Contact the Zoning Administrator for filing deadlines.

January 5, 2016 Meeting Agenda

BZA Members:

John Saunders-Park District
Kim Davidson-Chilhowie District
Newell Johnson-Royal Oak District
Daniel Sturgill-Rye Valley District
Tim Widener-North Fork District
John DeBusk III-Saltville District
Erwin Rowland, Atkins District
R.B. Henderson, Alternate member
Bill Moss, Alternate member
Robert Shultz, Alternate member

 

Planning Commission


The Planning Commission promotes and coordinates comprehensive long-range
planning, growth-management, transportation, and environmental protection.
It makes recommendations regarding land use and other comprehensive plan issues.
Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month in the Smyth County Board Room
at 6:00 PM, but this is subject to change.  Please reference the agenda or county calendar to see if a meeting has been scheduled for a particular month.  Should you have any questions please call Mrs. Becca Creasy at 276-783-3298 ext. 8316.

Planning Commission Members:

Hazel L. Wagoner-Atkins District
Joel Pugh-Park District
David Spence-Saltville District
Paul D. Shepherd-Rye Valley District
Norman Sparks-North Fork District
Robbie Doyle-Royal Oak District
Graham Davidson, Jr.-Chilhowe District
Becca Creasy-Clerk

 

A joint public hearing of the Planning Commission and Smyth County Board of Supervisors
is scheduled the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Smyth County Board Room.  November and December meetings may be rescheduled due to holidays. The joint meeting is only held if an application for Special Use Permit, Amendment to Text or Amendment to Map are filed under the zoning ordinance. Contact the Zoning Administrator for filing deadlines.