Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals interprets and grants variances from provisions of the zoning code; conducts hearings and resolves disputes regarding decisions of the zoning official. View Zoning Board of Appeals By-Laws (PDF).

The Board consists of seven members who serve three-year terms and meeting monthly.


  • Meetings take place the first Wednesday of each month @ 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
  • 54B District Court, Courtroom 1*
    101 Linden St. 
    East Lansing, MI 48823

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • A Public Hearing (PDF) will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas & Minutes | View Agendas & Minutes Archives 


  • Konrad Hittner, Chair
    Term expires: 2021
  • Brian Laxton
    Term expires: 2021
  • Joshua Smith
    Term expires: 2024
  • Ismat Lal
    Term expires: 2022
  • James Bradley (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2022
  • Andria Ditschman, Vice Chair
    Term expires: 2023
  • Jessica Shah
    Term expires: 2023
  • VACANCY (Alternate)

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit a Board / Commission Application to apply for an appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals.