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.





Meeting Information

Current Agenda - July 11, 2022

Meeting Date
A public meeting of the Board of Adjustment is scheduled for Monday, July 11, 2022, at 1 p.m.

Raleigh Municipal Building
222 West Hargett Street
City Council Chamber

Filing Calendar

The Board typically meets on the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. Meeting agendas are added to the BoardDocs agenda management portal. To watch past meetings, visit our video services page.

City Staff Liaisons: 

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

Member Directory

  1. John Koonce
    Vice-Chair/City, serving: 2nd Term, 1/8/22 - 1/7/24
  2. Donald Mial
    Secretary/County, serving: 3rd Term, 9/18/21 - 9/17/23

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

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