Board of Adjustment


  • 6 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • County Services Building
    110 N Green Street
    Entrance Door E
    Morganton, NC 28655

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The Burke County Board of Adjustment consists of 7 members, appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

Subsequent appointments shall be for terms of three years each. Members can be reappointed to succeed themselves but may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Members shall be residents of the County.



The Board of Adjustment is advisory in nature and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.


The Board of Adjustment shall have the following duties and powers:

  1. Hear and decide appeals of planning administrator interpretations.
  2. Hear and decide Conditional Use Permit applications.
  3. Hear and decide requests for Variances from the Zoning Ordinance.

Additional Information

For further information, please refer to Section 1702 in the Burke County Zoning Ordinance.