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

Board of Adjustment Members

City Regular Members

ETJ Regular Members

Mr. Robert Giles, II, ChairSteven Heineman
Eric Grant
John Glenn
Mark Kennedy
Trish McAllister

City Alternate Members

ETJ Alternate Member

Dean RaineyVacant

Meetings begin at 8:30 AM and are held in person at the City Municipal Building in the Municipal Conference Room (lower level) located at 425 S. Lexington Ave. 

Board of Adjustment 2022-23 Calendar

Meeting Month

Application Submittal Deadline

Meeting Date

December 2022
November 8, 2022
December 13, 2022
JanuaryDecember 13, 2022January 10, 2023
FebruaryJanuary 10, 2023February 14, 2023
MarchFebruary 14, 2023March 14, 2023
AprilMarch 14, 2023April 11, 2023
MayApril 11, 2023May 9, 2023
JuneMay 9, 2023June 13, 2023
JulyJune 13, 2023July 11, 2023
AugustJuly 11, 2023August 8, 2023
SeptemberAugust 8, 2023September 12, 2023
OctoberSeptember 12, 2023October 10, 2023
NovemberOctober 10, 2023November 14, 2023
November 14, 2023
December 12, 2023

  1. Deadlines, meeting times, and dates are subject to change, applications are due on the Submission Date no later than 4:00 PM with payment, and Board of Adjustment meetings begin at 8:30 AM.
  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.