Board of Adjustment

Purpose of Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment (BOA) hears appeals on decisions made by any administrative official in enforcing the City's zoning ordinance, hears special exemption requests, hears zoning ordinance variance requests, may authorize the continuance of any nonconforming use if no enforcement action has occurred within five years, and takes action on any other matter required by a local jurisdiction's ordinance.

The BOA is to interpret the City's zoning map, grant temporary use variances in certain conditions, allows for the extension of a preexisting nonconforming building, grant variances to public and private utilities, and grant sign ordinance variances in the downtown.