Board of Adjustment (BOA)

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 4th Tuesday of the Month
  • 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 2018

January 23 - Note: This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers
February 27
March 27
April 24
May 22
June 26
July 24
August 28
September 25
October 23
December 11

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)