Board of Adjustment
What does the Board of Adjustment do?
The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board that is tasked with hearing and deciding on variances to the Town of Waxhaw’s zoning ordinance and appeals from the Planning & Zoning Administrator. In order to be granted a variance, a hardship must be proved by the applicant. Decisions on appeals are based on what the Board of Adjustment believes to be the actual meaning and intent of the ordinance. Appeals to a decision made by the Board of Adjustment must be filed at Superior Court.
What skills do I need to serve on the Board of Adjustment?
Individuals with a background in surveying, engineering, land use law, real estate, land development, property management or government are a good fit for this committee. Board members must reside within the town limits of Waxhaw.
What is the time commitment?
The Board of Adjustment meets on an as-needed basis on average for 1 – 3 hours two to three times per year. Board members can serve up to two consecutive, three-year terms.
I'm interested! How do I apply?
View the Boards and Commission Volunteer Information page and complete the online application. Applications will be automatically forwarded to the Clerk's office and presented to the Board of Commissioners for review. The Board of Commissioners appoints all members of the Board of Adjustment.
Board of Adjustment Members
2019 Meeting Schedule - All Appointed Boards/Commissions
BOA Rules of Procedure
Code of Ethics
Board & Committee Rules
2017 Board & Commissioner Orientation Manual