Zoning Board of Adjustment


  • 6 pm
  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • Commissioners' Chambers in the Sandifer Administration Building


The Planning Department supports and facilitates the Brunswick County Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Zoning Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board appointed by the Brunswick County Commissioners. A quasi-judicial hearing is similar to a court hearing in that witnesses are sworn in and decisions are based on evidence and factual testimony rather than opinions. The Board’s responsibilities include granting variances, granting Special Use Permits (SUP), zoning vested rights, hearing of administrative decisions, interpretation of zoning boundary lines and hearing administrative decisions, and hearing appeals of decisions/interpretations made by zoning administrators. 


The Zoning Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body that hears and takes final action on variances, Special Exception Permits, zoning vested rights, approval of administrative decisions, approval of wireless telecommunication facilities, and interpretation of zoning boundary lines in concert with the Planning Director or Planning Director's designee.


All members serve 3-year terms.

  • 1 member from each county district, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • 2 alternate members, called on to attend those meetings and hearings at which one or more regular members are absent or are unable to participate in hearing a case because of a financial or other interest.


Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting & Deadline Schedule

Applications and plans are due by 5 pm on the submittal deadline day. If the deadline date is on a weekend, the application will be due the following Monday. Incomplete applications will not be able to be processed.

All Special Use Permit (SUP) applications must be reviewed by the Brunswick County Technical Review Committee (TRC) prior to being heard by the Brunswick County Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Meeting DateSubmission Deadline
January 11, 2024December 1, 2023
February 8, 2024December 29, 2023
March 14, 2024January 26, 2024
April 11, 2024March 1, 2024
May 9, 2024March 29, 2024
June 13, 2024April 26, 2024
July 11, 2024May 31, 2024
August 8, 2024June 28, 2024
September 12, 2024July 29, 2024
October 10, 2024August 30, 2024
November 14, 2024October 1, 2024
December 12, 2024November 4, 2024
January 9, 2025November 29, 2024