Board of Zoning Adjustment


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.

By-laws of the BZA.

The BZA consists of five residents of the County, but no more than two can be residents of the incorporated areas (i.e. cities) of the County and no 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 
Kevin Knox 
Joseph Decker 
Kristi Soligo Fleshman 
Mark Beggs 

Clay County, Mo.


Mark Beggs

Planning & Zoning Department
Kipp Jones, Manager
(816) 407-3380

Term Length
Four years

Board Type
Commission appointed

Application Deadlines & Meeting Dates:

(meetings scheduled only if an application as been submitted)

Application Deadline Meeting Date
12/27/2021 01/25/2022
01/24/2022 02/22/2022
02/22/2022 03/22/2022
03/21/2022 04/26/2022
04/25/2022 05/24/2022
05/23/2022 06/28/2022
06/27/2022 07/26/2022
07/25/2022 08/23/2022
08/22/2022 09/27/2022
09/26/2022 10/25/2022
10/24/2022 11/22/2022
11/14/2022 12/20/2022