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.

2020 Meeting Schedule

Notice: The next Board of Adjustment meeting is scheduled for June 22, 2020.

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be a remote meeting which the public can access by any of the following means:  

  • Watch live by through
  • Listen live by calling 855-925-2801 Enter Code 9125
  • Live telephone comments for agenda (including public hearings) by calling 855-925-2801 Enter Code 9125

To learn more regarding this process or for additional information please contact our office at 828-259-5674.



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
2020-6-22 6/22/2020 Agenda 6/22/2020 Documents
2020-5-18 5/18/2020 Cancelled
2020-4-27 4/27/2020 Cancelled
2020-3-23 3/23/2020 Cancelled
2020-2-24 2/24/2020 Agenda 2/24/2020 Documents
2020-1-27 1/27/2020 Agenda 1/27/2020 Documents
2019-12-16 12/16/2019 Cancelled
2019-11-25 11/25/2019 Agenda 11/25/2019 Documents
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

NOTE: The City Clerk’s office will accept Board of Adjustment appeal applications via email while City Hall is closed due to COVID-19. Payment will be due at the time of the hearing. Please send completed applications to Maggie Burleson.


2019 Annual Report

Interpretation/Appeal Application

Reasonable Accommodation

Sign Variance Application

Zoning Variance Application


Contact Information

Please contact Ricky Hurley at 828-259-5674 for archived minutes and materials of the Board of Adjustment.


Updated 6/11/2020