Board of Adjustment

Interested in serving on the BOA? APPLY ONLINE TODAY through the "Board and Commission Volunteer Opportunities" page (application link is located at the top of the page)!

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 board. 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 Opportunities 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.
Additional Information
Board of Adjustment Members

2020 Meeting Schedule - All Appointed Boards/Commissions

BOA Rules of Procedure

Code of Ethics

Board & Committee Rules

Board & Commission New Member Guide