County Accepting Applications for Board of Adjustment

Do you want to play an active role in local government? Do you want to help guide decisions about development in our rapidly growing county?

Wake County is accepting applications for two positions on the Board of Adjustment. This appointed board is responsible for quasi-judicial decisions, including making final decisions on zoning appeals, variances and special use permits in Wake County zoning cases.

Board members will evaluate the facts of a case against the standards set forth in Wake County Unified Development Ordinance to determine the outcome. This process will also include reviewing evidence, hearing expert testimony and lay-person arguments. Board members must be unbiased decision makers – removed from politics and outside influences.

To serve on the board, you must be a Wake County resident, and you cannot hold any other elected office or be a Wake County employee during your term on the board. Appointments are staggered, two-year terms.

The Board of Adjustment meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. in Room 2700 of the Wake County Justice Center, at 300 S. Salisbury St. in downtown Raleigh.

Interested? Learn more here or email

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