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.


Regularly Scheduled Meetings


The Board of Adjustment meets once a month on the fourth 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 above.

2019 Meeting Schedule

To learn more regarding this process or for additional information please contact our office at 828-259-5830.




Chairman:   Phillip Hardin


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

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.


Agendas and Documents


Meeting Date
Agenda Documents
2019-11-25 11/25/2019 Agenda
2019-10-28 10/28/2019 Agenda 10/28/2019 Documents
2019-09-23 9/23/2019 Cancelled
2019-08-26 8/26/2019 Agenda 8/26/2019 Documents
2019-07-22 7/22/2019 Agenda 7/22/2019 Documents
2019-06-24 6/24/2019 Agenda 6/24/2019 Documents
2019-06-07 6/7/2019 Special Meeting 6/7/2019 Special Meeting
2019-05-20 5/20/2019 Agenda 5/20/2019 Documents
2019-04-22 4/22/2019 Agenda 4/22/2019 Documents
2019-03-25 3/25/2019 Agenda 3/25/2019 Documents
2019-02-25 2/25/2019 Cancelled
2019-01-28 1/28/2019 Cancelled


Resource Documents


2018 Annual Report

Interpretation/Appeal Application

Reasonable Accommodation

Sign Variance Application

Zoning Variance Application


Contact Information


Please contact Marie Biddix at 828-259-5856 for archived minutes and materials of the Board of Adjustment.


Updated 11/13/2019