Board of Adjustment (BOA)

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 4th Tuesday of each month
  • Durham City Hall
    101 City Hall Plaza
    Committee Room, 2nd Floor
    Durham, NC 27701
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 

Board of Adjustment (BOA) Meeting Dates for 2016

January 26
February 23 - Cancelled
March 22
April 26
May 24
June 28
July 26
August 23
September 27
October 25
December 13
Application Submittals
Applications can be submitted to the Planning Department on the second Monday of each month.
  • Application Material
    Process Overview (PDF)

    View the Member Roster (PDF)
  • About the Board
    The Board of Adjustment (BOA) holds quasi-judicial public hearings to determine requests made by property owners in the City and County of Durham for minor and design special use permits, variances, and appeals of administrative interpretations or decisions as authorized by state law and local ordinance. The BOA is comprised of 10 members appointed by the Durham City Council and the Board of Commissioners.

    Membership Requirements
    The Board consists of 7 members and 3 alternates. The Durham City Council appoints 4 members and 1 alternate. All must reside within the corporate City limits. City and County taxes must not reflect any delinquency at the time of submission of the application. The Board of County Commissioners also appoints 3 members and 2 alternates, of whom at least 3 must reside outside the City limits.

    Board members must be willing to set aside 1 day a month to serve. Members serve without compensation. Applications for appointment can be obtained from the City Clerk's office or the County Clerk's office.

    More Information
    Rules of Procedure (PDF)