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. The County and the City of Raleigh also adopted a Proclamation of Emergency Restrictions, which is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus by, among other things: requiring individuals to remain in their homes, except for certain essential activities, and prohibiting any gatherings which do not comply with its terms. 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.



How to Watch the Meeting

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

The Board of Adjustment meetings 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.

If you have any questions about participating in the Board of Adjustment meeting or otherwise, please contact either Eric Hodge at 919-996-2639; or Keegan McDonald at 919-996-4630.

Individuals who did sign up to participate in an evidentiary hearing will receive an email with additional instructions and information.

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
1 p.m.
Meeting Dates and Deadlines
Current Agenda - May 11, 2020 (in BoardDocs)

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

Meeting Minutes:
Recent Minutes (in BoardDocs)
Recent Decisions - March 9, 2020

City Staff Liaison: 
Ralph Puccini
City Clerk's Office


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.

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