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
Mark Kennedy, Vice-Chair

John Caddle
Brian Ireland




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. 

The regularly scheduled Board of Adjustment Meeting is CANCELLED. View Notice Here.


Board of Adjustment 2023-2024 Calendar

Meeting Month

Meeting Date

Application Submittal Deadline

December 2022
December 12, 2023
November 8, 2023
JanuaryJanuary 9, 2024December 12, 2023
FebruaryFebruary 13, 2024January 9, 2024
MarchMarch 12, 2024February 13, 2024
AprilApril 9, 2024March 12, 2024
MayMay 14, 2024April 9, 2024
JuneJune 11, 2024May 14, 2024
JulyJuly 9, 2024June 11, 2024
AugustAugust 13, 2024July 9, 2024
SeptemberSeptember 10, 2024August 13, 2024
OctoberOctober 8, 2024September, 10, 2024
NovemberNovember 12, 2024October 8, 2024
December
December 10, 2024
November 12, 2024


  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: https://ci-burlington-nc.smartgovcommunity.com/Public/Home.
  3. Please consult with the Planning Department at 336-222-5110 for any questions.