Zoning Boards of Adjustment (City, County & Towns)

Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

This information is provided in advance for your convenience in preparing for the hearing. Please do not contact any commission member regarding the agenda items; attend the hearing to speak in person.

Any person accessing the agenda (along with available information specific to each application) acknowledges that the proceedings of the Winston-Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment regarding applications for special use permits, variances, and the like are similar to judicial proceedings. As a result, any contact, whether written or verbal, with a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment regarding an application must be avoided. Information regarding any such application should be presented to the Zoning Board of Adjustment at the public hearing on such application.

Should you have questions concerning this rule, please contact Chris Murphy, Deputy Director of Planning and Development Services, by phone at 336-747-7049, or email Chris. You can also view the Citizen's Guide to Evidentiary Hearings Before the City Council (PDF).

Winston-Salem Board of Adjustment

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Forsyth County Board of Adjustment

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Clemmons Board of Adjustment

Annotated Agendas with Board actions are not available. For more information, please call 336-766-7511. This Board only meets when they have agenda items, and does not meet every month.

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Lewisville Board of Adjustment

Annotated Agendas with Board actions are not available on our website. You may check for any Board actions on the Town of Lewisville's website or by calling 336-945-5558. This Board only meets when they have agenda items, and does not meet every month.

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Members

Method of Appointment

Five members and two alternates are appointed by the City Council upon the recommendation of the Mayor. One member and one alternate are appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners upon the recommendation of the City Council, from persons who reside outside the limits of the City of Winston-Salem, but within the extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Number of Members

Five members, two alternates

Terms of Office

Three years

Chief Staff Person

Chris Murphy
Deputy Director of Planning and Development Services
Phone: 336-747-7049

Current Membership - Regular Members

NameRace & GenderTermExpiration
Gregory Hairston, ChairmanBlack Male1September 2020
Brian Scott, Vice ChairmanWhite Male1October 2020
Cynthia JeffriesFAA1October 2020
Diana JohnsonN/A1October 2020
Carol NaultWhite Female1October 2020
Philip RectorBlack Male1October 2020

Current Membership - County Appointment (Recommended by City Council)

NameRace & GenderTermExpiration
M. WhiteN/AN/AN/A
Stan Przbylowics (Alternate)White Male2September 2020


Authority for Creation

The authority for establishing the Zoning Board of Adjustment is Article 19 of Chapter 160A of the North Carolina General Statutes. The Board was created by Section 25-17 of the City Code and adopted by the City Council on September 16, 1968.

Purpose / Function

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • Hear appeals from decisions of the Historic Resources Commission
  • Hear appeals of administrative decisions of the Inspections Director relating to Erosion Control permits and plans
  • Hear appeals of administrative decisions of the Zoning Officer
  • Hear requests for special use permits according to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
  • Hear requests for variances of some of variance requirements of the UDO including:
    • Dimensional requirements
    • Landscaping requirements
    • Floodplain regulations
    • Off-street loading and parking requirements of the UDO
  • Serve as the Housing Appeals Board by hearing appeals of the decisions of the Housing Conservation Administrator
  • Serve as Watershed Review Board by hearing appeals for variances of the Salem Lake Watershed Protection Ordinance