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.

2022 Meeting Schedule

Notice: The next meeting for Board of Adjustment meeting is scheduled for April 25, 2022 at 2 p.m. This meeting will be held in-person.


Call toll-free to listen to the meeting on your phone: Call 855-925-2801 Meeting Code: 9255. Your phone will be muted but you will be able to hear what is happening in the meeting.

Watch the stream on the Engagement Page or the City’s YouTube Channel

Live Call-In Only

Public comment will only be taken from a live speaker queue. For this option, community members should listen to the meeting by phone and follow the prompts to join the speaker queue during the agenda item they would like to comment on. If watching on the live stream, please turn the sound on your computer or other devices all the way down.

Calls will be played during the board meeting in the order received. Additionally, all comments must conform to City boards & commission’s rules of decorum.  Those comments that do not may be muted.

Call toll-free to listen to the meeting on your phone: Call 855-925-2801 Meeting Code: 9255 and follow the prompts to join the live speaker queue (which is Option 3).

To learn more regarding this process or for additional information please contact our office at 828-273-3025.



Chairman:   Pratik Bhakta

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



April 25, 2022 Agenda April 25, 2022 Documents
March 28, 2022 Agenda March 28, 2022 Documents
February 28, 2022 Agenda February 28, 2022 Documents
January 24, 2022 Agenda January 24, 2022 Documents
November 22, 2021 Agenda November 22, 2021 Documents
October 25, 2021 Agenda October 25, 2021 Documents
September 27, 2021 Agenda September 27, 2021 Documents
August 30, 2021 Agenda August 30, 2021 Documents
July 26, 2021 Agenda July 26, 2021 Documents
June 28, 2021 Agenda June 28, 2021 Documents
April 26, 2021 Agenda  April 26, 2021 Documents
March 22, 2021 Agenda  March 22, 2021 Documents
February 22, 2021 Meeting Canceled  
January 25, 2021 Agenda January 25, 2021 Documents
December 21, 2020 Meeting Canceled  
November 23, 2020 Meeting Canceled  
October 26, 2020 Meeting Canceled  
September 28, 2020 Agenda September 28, 2020 Documents
August 24, 2020 Agenda August 24, 2020 Documents
July 27, 2020 Agenda July 27, 2020 Documents
June 22, 2020 Agenda June 22, 2020 Documents
March, April, May 2020 Meetings Canceled  
February 24, 2020 Agenda February 24, 2020 Documents
January 27, 2020 Agenda January 27, 2020 Documents


Resource Documents

Board of Adjustment applications and supporting documents may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office online through the City’s Development Portal at You will receive an email invoice and instructions for paying fees online once you have submitted your application.

2019 Annual Report

Interpretation/Appeal Application

Reasonable Accommodation

Sign Variance Application

Zoning Variance Application


Contact Information

Please contact Ricky Hurley at 828-273-3025 for archived minutes and materials of the Board of Adjustment.


Updated 04/12/2022