Board of Adjustment

The City of Asheville’s Board of Adjustment has jurisdiction to hear cases regarding variance requests from the provisions of the Unified Development Ordinance. Additionally, the Board of Adjustment has jurisdiction to hear appeals regarding interpretations of the Unified Development Ordinance, Floodplain Ordinance, Housing Code Ordinance and Historic District Guidelines. The Board of Adjustment meets once a month on the 4th Monday of the month. In order to secure a place on the Board of Adjustment’s agenda you must submit an application in accordance with the Meeting Schedule linked below.

To learn more regarding this process or for additional information please contact our office at (828) 259-5677

Chairman:  Phillip Hardin - phillip.hardin@buncombecounty.org

If you have need of archived documents for the Board of Adjustment, please contact Caitlyn Short at 828-259-5677 or email cshort@ashevillenc.gov.

Adopted Rules of Procedure for the Board of Adjustment

Individuals are encouraged to contact the secretary to the Board to verify the most current version of Rules and Procedures.

Pursuant to NCGS 160A-388, City Code Sec. 7-6-2, and the Rules of Procedure for the Board of Adjustment, appeals from decisions of the City's administrative staff must be filed within 30 days of the contested action.


2017 Meeting Schedule


Recent Meeting Materials


Archived Meeting Materials and Minutes

Please contact Caitlyn Short at cshort@ashevillenc.gov for archived minutes and materials of the Board of Adjustment.

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