Zoning Related Public Hearings

Zoning public hearings are held for variances, special exceptions, and appeals. 
  • Meet with staff to discuss proposal and submit applicable public hearing application online
  • Staff reviews submittal and returns comments to applicant
  • Staff notifies adjoining property owners and posts zoning signs
  • Board of Adjustment hears case
  • Decision of Board of Adjustment shall be placed in writing and mailed to applicant
  • Minutes will record decision of the board and be filed for public record
  • Right of appeal to Superior Court: Any aggrieved party shall have the right to appeal the Board's decision by filing a petition for review with the Gaston County Clerk of SuperiorCourt within thirty (30) days of receiving written notice of the decision.
Consult the public hearing schedule for important dates.  Average total approval time is approximately two months.   
For more information, see the links below or the Quick Links section to the right. 
2023 Public Hearing and Fee Schedule
       Click HERE to view the current agenda and minutes.


Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748


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