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 in-person, evidence-based public hearings at Durham City Hall, 2nd Floor Committee Room, Durham, NC 27701. 

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 

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

December 13, 2022* (No November 2022 meeting, combined with December) 
January 24, 2023
February 28, 2023
March 28, 2023
April 25, 2023
May 23, 2023
June 27, 2023
July 25, 2023
August 22, 2023
September 26, 2023
October 24, 2023
December 12, 2023* (No November 2023 meeting, combined with December)

*Not on the 4th Tuesday of the month

Non-Public Hearing Sessions

March 14, 2023 - Notice of Possible Quorum
March 15, 2023 - Notice of Possible Quorum

Application Submittals

Application Material (web page)

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)