Board of Adjustment

The Raleigh Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body that conducts evidentiary hearings on requests for variances, special use permits, and appeals from administrative decisions regarding the City’s zoning ordinances. Its decisions are final and may be appealed to the 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.

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.





Board of Adjustment Meeting

Typically the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m.
Filing Calendar
Current Agenda - July 12, 2021

222 West Hargett Street, Council Chamber

Agendas and Meeting Minutes:
View agendas and minutes on BoardDocs

City Staff Liaisons: 

Eric Hodge, Zoning Administration,
Justin Bucher, Zoning Administration,

Board of Adjustment Members

Michael Rainey
City Alternate
Serving: 2nd Term,
6/6/20 - 6/5/22
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: 2nd Term,
9/18/19 - 9/17/21
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.

Interested in Serving?

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

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