Winston-Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment


The City of Winston-Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment will be held October 1 at 2:00 pm, at City Hall in the Council Chamber, located at 101 N. Main Street, Room 230, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the location has been changed to allow for greater social distancing. Please be aware, you are required to wear your protective facial covering when entering the building and anytime social distancing cannot be maintained. For further questions, contact Shelley Pelton at 336-747-7422 or

Due to COVID19, the zoning board members have amended the Rules of Procedures and the petitioner for a consent renewal is no longer required to attend the Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting.  However, if there is opposition at the meeting when your case is heard, the case will be continued to the next meeting and you or a representative for the case will be required to attend to next scheduled meeting.

Zoning Boards of Adjustment 2020 Calendar (PDF)

Meeting Agendas and Board Actions

Winston-Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment Members January 2020 (PDF)

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.

Citizen’s Guide to Evidentiary Hearings before the City Council is on the Zoning page.

Current Winston-Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting agenda (PDF)

Meeting agendas and Board actions 2017-present