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

The Durham Board of Adjustment will be conducting virtual meetings for the time being. Please go to the following page,, to learn more about the virtual public meeting process.

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 

Meeting Oaths
Quasi-Judicial Virtual Meeting Oath Form (PDF)

All evidence presented in relation to effect on real estate value and/or traffic impacts should be provided by expert witnesses. Evidence presented by non-expert witnesses cannot be relied upon by the board. G.S 160D-1402

Board of Adjustment (BOA) Meeting Dates
January 25, 2022
February 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
April 26, 2022
May 24, 2022
June 21, 2022
July 26, 2022
August 23, 2022
September 27, 2022
October 25, 2022
December 13, 2022*
*November and December meetings combined

Application Submittals

Application Material 
Process Overview (PDF)
Board of Adjustment Deadline Calendar (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)