Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets on request to hear appeals from the decisions of the Zoning Administrator or to consider variances from the Zoning Ordinance in special circumstances.  The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body, which means they act like a court. Like a court, they hear evidence, take testimony under oath, accept exhibits and make decisions based only on all of the evidence presented at the hearing. A vote of four out of the five members of the Board is required to grant a variance. An appeal from the Board’s decision can be made only to the Superior Court, and not to the Southern Shores Town Council.

2014 Variance Applicationopens PDF file