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Planning Department
Jackson Board of Zoning Appeals

The Jackson Board of Zoning Appeals is a five (5) member board appointed by the City Council to hear and decide appeals, interpret the zoning map, grant special exceptions and variances. Members are appointed for a four (4) year term.

Appeals involve situations where it is alleged that there is error in any order, requirement, permit, decision, or refusal made by the Zoning Administrator or any other administrative official in carrying out or enforcement of any provision of the Zoning Ordinance. Special exceptions are uses that are not permitted outright but must be reviewed by the Board of Zoning Appeals before any work is done such as in the case of churches and schools. Variances are where, by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness or shape of a specific piece of property or by reason of exceptional situation or condition, the strict application of any zoning regulation would result in undue hardship upon the owner. Thus, the individual is allowed to "vary" from the normal zoning regulations. Below is a current listing of the members:

Click here for home occupation/Special Exception Requests, Variance Requests and Requests to appeal the action of the Zoning Administrator


Mamie Hutcherson-Cooper
WRAP Rape Assistance Program
62 Director’s Row
Jackson, TN 38305

Valerie Cole
Town & Country
1944 Highway 45 Bypass #6
Jackson, TN 38305
Max Hart, Jr.
24 Hundley Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
Patty Lewis
1719 N. Highland
Jackson, TN 38305
Thomas Varughese
344 Ridgecrest Rd.
Jackson, TN 38301



111 East Main Street, Suite 201
Jackson, Tennessee 38301
Ph (731) 425-8286
Fax (731)927-8781


Stan Pilant, Director


Keith Donaldson,
Principal Planner
Transportation Planning Coordinator

Elvis Hollis,
City Planner


Patrick Williams ,
Senior Draftsman


Jodi Jacobs,
City Forester


Byanker Cole,
Planning Coordinator