Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is established according to the Code of Virginia Sections 15.2-2308, 15.2-2308.1 and 15.2-2309 and has appellate jurisdiction over applications for variances from the terms of zoning ordinance; over questions regarding district boundaries; from any decision of the zoning administrator; and over any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by any other administrative officers in the administration or enforcement of the zoning ordinance. 


  • Third Wednesday of every other month at 6:30pm and as needed.
  • Held in the County Administration Building Board Room - 180 Horse Landing Road, King William, VA 23086, and via Zoom.


  • Appointed by the King William County Circuit Court Judge on recommendation from the Board of Supervisors.
  • Required to take oath of office before assuming position and with subsequent reappointments.
  • Must file appropriate Conflict of Interest form with the Deputy Clerk to the Board of Supervisors upon appointment and annually thereafter.
  • Five-year terms.
  • Bylaws (Determined by Code of Virginia)

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Current Board of Zoning Appeals Members:

  • Benjamin Shumaker, Chair
    565 Terra Alta Drive
    Aylett, VA 23009
    Phone: 303-921-7904
    Appointment Expires June 30, 2022
  • Michael Nolan, Vice-Chair
    40 River Court
    Aylett, VA 23009
    Phone: 732-236-9242
    Appointment Expires June 30, 2023
  • Doris White
    2817 Venter Road
    Aylett, VA 23009
    Phone: 804-296-0440
    Appointment Expires June 30, 2025
  • Yvonne R. Broaddus (pending)
    199 North Moncuin Drive
    Aylett, VA 23009
    Phone: 804-366-6648
    Appointment Expires June 30, 2024