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 - January 13, 2020


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

Meeting Minutes

Recent Minutes
Recent Decisions - December 9, 2019

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.

Board of Adjustment Members
Michael Rainey
City Alternate
Serving: 1st Term, 6/5/18 - 6/4/20
Justin Sutton
Serving: 1st Term, 1/8/20 - 1/7/22
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
Rodney R. Swink
Serving: 1st Term, 11/20/19 - 11/19/21
John Koonce
Serving: 1st Term, 1/8/20 - 1/7/22
City Alternate
Marvin T. Butler
County Alternate
Serving: 1st Term, 10/17/19 - 10/6/21

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