Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment (BOA) is a "Quasi-Judicial" administrative body established per Unified Development Ordinance Section 10.4 and in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes Section 160D-302. The BOA consists of five regular members. Four members are citizens and residents of the City of Burlington who are appointed by the City Council. The remaining BOA member resides outside of the city limits in Alamance County but is within the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) boundaries of the City and is appointed by the Alamance County Commissioners. There are two City alternate members and two ETJ alternate members of the Board.

Per Unified Development Ordinance Section 10.4.A., the BOA has the following powers and duties: appeals of decision by City staff members deciding applications under the UDO, appeals of decisions of the Historic Preservation Commission on Certificates of Appropriateness, Special Use Permits, Water-related Variances, and Zoning and Subdivision Variances.

Staff Advisor:  Conrad Olmedo, AICP, CZO

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 8:30 AM

Meeting Video Archive: Board of Adjustment Meetings

City Members

Chair: Mr. Robert Giles, II

Mr. Eric Grant

Mr. John Glenn

Mr. Mark Kennedy

Mr. Dean Rainey (Alternate)

Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Members

Mr. Steven Heineman


Meetings are being held in person at the City Municipal Building in the Municipal Conference Room (lower level) located at 425 S. Lexington Ave.    

Notice: The regularly scheduled meeting for the City of Burlington, NC, Board of Adjustment on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 8:30AM is cancelled (VIEW NOTICE HERE).

BOA Calendar

  1. Deadlines, meeting times, and dates are subject to change.
  2. All variance requests going before the BOA are required to have a Pre-Application Conference (PAC). Both the PAC application and any subsequent BOA applications may be submitted via the City's SmartGov Portal, available here:
  3. Please consult with the Planning Department at 336-222-5110 for any questions.