Board of Adjustment
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease – 2019), Board of Adjustment meetings will be held virtually via WebEx. Please go to our Virtual Hearings page for more information about upcoming meetings.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- David Wray, Chairman
Term expires: 9-30-21; First appointed: 12-22-16
- Edward Ford
Term expires: 9-30-22; First appointed: 3-31-09
- Michael Hult
Term expires: 9-30-20; First appointed: 4-1-16
- Joseph Jehn, Vice Chairman
Term expires: 9-30-22; First appointed: 1-31-17
- Paul Warbington
Term expires: 9-30-21; First appointed: 9-30-18
- Elizabeth Jane Blumer
Term expires: 9-30-20; First appointed: 7-01-19
- Kiplund Kolkmeier
Term expires: 9-30-20; First appointed: 9-24-19
The Board of Adjustment (BOA) is a seven-member board that considers granting variances in cases where a property owner cannot meet the standards in their zone district; to consider granting special exceptions for temporary activities and to consider appeals of the Director of Planning and Zoning’s written decisions, determinations and interpretations.
The BOA is created by state statute and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. When a case is scheduled for hearing before the BOA, a public notice sign is posted on the subject property for a minimum of 14 days, and written notification is provided to all adjacent property owners. Public input is encouraged. Variances (e.g., reduction of required setbacks or lot size, or increase in height, etc.) run with the land, while most special exceptions (e.g., temporary structures, home occupations, etc.) are granted for a specified length of time, and require rehearing and renewal upon expiration.
It is not within the purview of the BOA to change land use, and therefore variances, when granted, do not constitute a rezoning. Decisions of the BOA are final, and the appeal process is through District Court.
Board of Adjustment Membership
The Board of Adjustment is made up of volunteers who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Five regular members of the Board of Adjustment are appointed for three year terms and two associate members are appointed for one year terms.
For a complete list of vacancies, visit the Boards & Commissions Vacancies page.
Watch the Board of Adjustment Hearings
The Board of Adjustment hearings are streamed live on our Meetings and Informational Videos page. If you missed a live meeting, you can always watch the recorded meeting and find the agendas, minutes, resolutions and other supplementary documents organized by hearing day.
For additional information on the Jefferson County Board of Adjustment, please contact Shari Strotz at 303-271-8726.