Government Boards

The City Council appoints members to three Boards that are entrusted to make decisions regarding property in the city of Tuscaloosa.

The Planning Commission performs two general tasks.
1.  Recommends to the City Council annexation, original zoning and subsequent re-zoning of property within the city limits.

Subsequent action by the City Council as to these recommendations is subject to appeal to the Circuit Court.

2.  Adopts subdivision regulations and authorizes new subdivisions within the city and within five miles of the city limits.

These decisions of the Planning Commission are final but are subject to appeal to the Circuit Court.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment makes decisions on requests for variances to Tuscaloosa’s Zoning Ordinance.

Decisions made by the ZBA are final but are subject to appeal to the Circuit Court.

The Historic Preservation Commission performs two specific tasks.
1.  Recommends to the City Council historic properties and or neighborhoods to become Historic Districts.

2.  Reviews proposed external changes to historic properties in the city.

Subsequent action by the City Council as to the Board’s recommendations is subject to appeal to the Circuit Court.

Citizens may appear before these boards for input into the decision making process.  Notices of these meetings and agendas before these boards are published in the legal section of the Tuscaloosa News.  The Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment notices are in the Sunday paper.  The notices for the Historic Preservation Commission are published on the first Wednesday of each month.  You may log on to the city’s website, www.tuscaloosa.com. On the left there is a link E-news sign up. At that link, you can sign up to receive e-mail notification of meetings and agenda’s of those meetings. You can also request that a notification form be sent to you by calling the city clerk’s office at 349-0117.

Following is list of the regular meeting times for official meetings in our city.

meeting
location
day
time
City Council
City Hall/Council
Chamber
Each Tuesday
6:00 PM
Planning and Zoning
Commission
City Hall/Council
Chamber
Third Monday
5:00 PM
Zoning Board of
Adjustment
City Hall/Council
Chamber
Fourth Monday
6:00 PM
Historic Preservation
Commission
City Hall/Council
Chamber
Second Wednesday
5:00 PM
Board of Education Tuscaloosa City Schools
Board of Education
1210 21st Ave.
Third Tuesday
6:00 PM

 

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