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 
Buddy Raasch 
Larry Whitton 
Kristi Soligo Fleshman 
Mark Beggs 

Clay County, Mo.


Randall Morris

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
12/23/2018 01/22/2019
01/22/2019 02/26/2019
02/25/2019 03/26/2019
03/25/2019 04/23/2019
04/22/2019 05/21/2019
05/28/2019 06/25/2019
06/24/2019 07/23/2019
07/22/2019 08/27/2019
08/26/2019 09/24/2019
09/23/2019 10/22/2019
10/21/2019 11/19/2019
11/18/2019 12/17/2019