Zoning Board of Appeals


  • First and third Wednesdays of each month
  • 7:30 p.m.
Village Hall
5127 Oakton Street
Village Council Chambers
Skokie, IL 60077

Agendas and Results

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Brian O'Donnell, Chair
  • Richard Perlin, Vice-Chair
  • Sean Arden
  • Elaine Jacobson
  • Sharon Roos Kirkpatrick
  • Vijai Gupta
  • Israel Pollack
  • David Solovy
  • Nick Werth
  • Ralph Klein, Trustee
  • Pramod Shah, Village Clerk
  • Tyler Kobylski, Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • Brian Augustine

Purpose and Duties

The Zoning Board of Appeals is charged with hearing requests that do not meet certain Zoning and Sign Chapter requirements. The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews variation requests. Variations include the location and size of:

  • Accessory Buildings and Structures
  • Commercial Vehicle Parking
  • Floor Area Ratios
  • Lot Coverage by Buildings or Impermeable Surfaces
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Signs
  • Substandard Lots
  • Yard Requirements

Legal and Community Development Departments

The Legal and Community Development Departments provide staff advisors, and the Zoning Administrator serves as an ex-officio Commission member. The Zoning Board of Appeals is a final hearing body, with only specific types of appeals requiring Village Board action.  There are nine members on the Zoning Board of Appeals, each serving a four-year term.

Additional Information

For more information regarding Zoning Board of Appeals cases, hearing dates, and submittal requirements or deadlines, contact Brian Augustine at 847/933-8223.