City of Athens

Athens City Hall Administrative Offices
508 East Tyler Street
Athens, Texas 75751
Phone: (903) 675-5131
Fax: (903) 675-7562

Zoning Board of Adjustments

The purpose of the Zoning Board of Adjustments is for the purpose, in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, to make special exceptions to Ordinance O-12-01 that are consistent with the general purpose and intent of this Ordinance. The Board shall be composed of members who are resident citizens, taxpayers and qualified voters of the City of Athens.

The Zoning Board of Adjustments shall consist of five (5) regular members, who shall be appointed by a simple majority vote of the City Council, in accordance with Sections 211.008 through 211.011 of the Texas Local Government Code, as amended.

Four (4) members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business. All cases to be heard by the Board shall always be heard by at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the members, which constitutes four (4) members.

The Zoning Board of Adjustments shall have the authority, subject to the standards established in Sections 211.008 through 211.011 of the Texas Local Government Code and those established herein, to exercise powers and to perform duties including the followig:

The Zoning Board of Adjustments meet the second (2nd) Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Development Services Center, 622 S. Prairieville St., Athens, Texas.

Board Members


Name Term
Jack Bateman, Chairman, Place 3 2016-2018
Mamie Stafford, Vice Chairman, Place 4 2016-2018
Charles Morgan Jones, Place 2 2017-2019
Thomas Faulk, Place 1
Todd Fowler, Place 1


Alternate Board Members

Bryan Barker

Alex Withers

Shannon Traxson


Members serve two (2) year terms, with terms expiring January 1. 

(For additional information, see Zoning Ordinance)