Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA)


The Clay County BZA is authorized by the Missouri State Revised Statutes (RSMo) Chapter 64, particularly Section 64.660

The BZA generally hears the following requests:

  • Variance - a request to vary from the standard requirements within the Clay County Land Development Code (LDC) [Section 151-3.11]
  • Written Interpretations - appeals of staff's written interpretation of the LDC [Section 151-3.13]
  • Administrative Appeals - appeals from administrative staff's determinations of the LDC [Section 151-3.14]


The BZA typically meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm Central Standard Time, Commission Hearing Room, 3rd Floor, Administration Building (Old Courthouse Building).  This schedule may vary on occasion, so the public is encouraged to verify the date and time of upcoming BZA meetings by contacting the Clay County Planning & Zoning Department at (816) 407-3380 or Email .


For information on current and past BZA meetings, please click here.


Click here to view the by-laws of the BZA.


The BZA consists of five residents of the County, but not more than two can be residents of the incorporated areas (i.e. cities) of the County and not more than one may be a member of the Clay County Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC).  Staff support is provided by the Clay County Planning & Zoning Department.


Randall Morris
Buddy Raasch
Larry Whitton
Kristi Soligo Fleshman
Mark Beggs