Board of Adjustment

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.


Second Monday of each Month
1 p.m.
Meeting Dates and Deadlines
Current Agenda - December 9, 2019


Raleigh Municipal Building
Council Chamber, Room 201
222 West Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Meeting Minutes

Recent Minutes

Public Participation

For general inquiries and to participate in the next Board of Adjustment meeting, contact the Zoning Division at 919-996-2639.


The Raleigh Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body which acts on appeals for variances, special exceptions, and interpretations in the zoning regulations. Its decisions are final but may be subject to court action. 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. Established by City Code Section 24-48.


  • Michael Rainey
    City Alternate
    Serving: 1st Term, 6/5/18 - 6/4/20
  • Karen M. Kemerait
    Serving: 2nd Term, 7/7/17 - 7/6/19
    (Served as City Alternate 2/22/12 - 7/7/15)
  • John Silverstein
    Counsel to the Board
  • Judson V. Root
    Serving: 1st Term, 9/7/16 - 9/6/18
    (Served as City Alternate 7/21/15 - 9/6/16)
  • Donald Mial
    Serving: 1st Term, 9/8/15 - 4/30/17
  • Neil R. Riemann
    Serving: 1st Term, 11/6/16 - 11/5/18
    (Served as City Alternate 3/2/16 - 11/5/16)
  • Jamie McCaskill
    Serving: 1st Term, 4/17/18 - 4/16/20
    (Served as City Alternate 11/6/16 - 4/17/18)
    City Alternate
  • Marvin T. Butler
    County Alternate
    Serving: 1st Term, 10/17/19 - 10/6/21

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