Board of Adjustment


The State of North Carolina, Wake County, and the City of Raleigh have all declared States of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 virus. Because of the risks to the public that would arise from continued in-person meetings, the City is converting Board of Adjustment meetings to a remote electronic format for the duration of the State of Emergency.


The June 8, 2020 meeting of the Raleigh Board of Adjustment will be a remote meeting conducted by electronic means. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. 

View the agenda and obtain additional information regarding the cases scheduled for an evidentiary hearing at the June 8 meeting




How to Watch the Meeting

The June 8 Board of Adjustment meeting will be broadcast and available for viewing by the public via the following methods: 

The June 8 Board of Adjustment meeting can also be listened to by telephone. For instructions on how to listen by phone, please contact Keegan McDonald via email or 919-996-4630.

How to Participate in an Evidentiary Hearing at the Meeting

All individuals (including, but not limited to, all attorneys, applicants, property owners, witnesses, and neighbors) must sign up in advance to participate in an evidentiary hearing in the June 8 meeting.

To participate you must sign-up using the form below, no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3. Individuals who sign-up to participate in an evidentiary hearing will receive an email with additional instructions and information upon sign-up.

Board of Adjustment Sign-Up

The Board of Adjustment will conduct evidentiary hearings on the cases listed on the June 8, 2020 meeting agenda. Individuals with competent and material evidence relevant to a case or cases listed on the meeting agenda may participate in the evidentiary hearing for that case or cases. Please complete the form below for each case in which you are signing-up to participate.

Council Meeting Date
Full Name
Enter your first name
Enter your last name
Enter Name

Please select hearing topic
Type of device you will be using
Do you plan to submit a presentation, documents, exhibits, or any other materials at the hearing?

All individuals participating in an evidentiary hearing must provide copies of any presentations, documents, exhibits or other materials they wish to present at the hearing, no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3. All presentations, documents, exhibits and any other materials must be emailed to: and will be posted online in Boarddocs, on or before Thursday, June 4.

If you have any questions about participating in the June 8, 2020 Board of Adjustment meeting or otherwise, please contact either Eric Hodge at (919) 996-2639; or Keegan McDonald at (919) 996-4630 as soon as possible, but no later than June 3.

All Variance and Special Use Permit (SUP) applications must be submitted electronically through the Permit and Development Portal. All other applications can be found below.

If you would like to be considered for service on the Board of Adjustment, please complete the online interest form.

Second Monday of each Month
9 a.m.
Meeting Dates and Deadlines
Current Agenda - June 8, 2020 (in BoardDocs)


Meeting Minutes:
Recent Minutes (in BoardDocs)
Recent Decisions - May 11, 2020

City Staff Liaison: 
Ralph Puccini
City Clerk's Office


The Raleigh Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body that conducts evidentiary hearings on requests for variances, design adjustments, design alternates, special use permits, and appeals from administrative decisions regarding the City’s zoning ordinances. Its decisions are final and may be appealed to superior court by writ of certiorari. The Board consists of eight members: four regular members and two alternate members are appointed to two-year terms by the City Council and must reside within the City limits; one regular member and one alternate are appointed by Wake County Commissioners and must reside within the City's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Board of Adjustment Members

Michael Rainey
City Alternate
Serving: 2nd Term,
6/6/18 - 6/19/22
Justin Sutton
Serving: 1st Term,
1/8/20 - 1/7/22

Catherine Hofmann Hill
Associate City Attorney
Counsel to the Board

Cathy Rudisill
Serving: 1st Term,
Donald Mial
Serving: 1st Term,
9/8/15 - 4/30/17
Rodney R. Swink
Serving: 1st Term,
11/20/19 - 11/19/21
John Koonce
Serving: 1st Term,
1/8/20 - 1/7/22
Stephen A. Kenny
City Alternate
Serving: 1st Term,
1/22/20 - 1/21/22
Marvin T. Butler
County Alternate
Serving: 1st Term,
10/17/19 - 10/6/21

Label Creator - to help create labels for those applicants who are required to provide stamped addressed envelopes.

Minutes Archive

We moved to BoardDocs in April 2018. View agendas and minutes from April 2018 to present there. 

Download zip file: Minutes 2002 - 2018