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Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment is a "quasi-judicial" administrative body that conducts public hearings and/or reviews as listed under “duties” below. Appeals of this board’s decisions are filed directly to Superior Court.

Statutory Authorization: NCGS 153A-345County Code: Zoning Ordinance Article
Member Specifications:
10 Members

  • 5 regular
  • 5 alternate (Alternate members fill in for regular members as necessary and are often appointed to fill vacancies of the regular membership.)
Term: 3 Year
Compensation: None
Duties:
  • Conduct administrative reviews and decide appeals where it is alleged by the appellant that there is an error in any order, requirement, permit, decision, determination , refusal made by the Planning and Inspections Director or other administrative officials in the carrying out or enforcement of any provisions of the zoning ordinance;
  • Hear, deny or approve applications for variances and special use permits from the terms of the zoning ordinance;
  • Interpret the official zoning maps;
  • Rule on matters concerning nonconforming uses;
  • Hear and approve or deny applications for High Density Development and variances from the provisions of the County Water Supply Watershed Management and Protection Ordinance;
  • Hear and rule on appeals and variance requests from the County’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.
Meetings:

Third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The average length of a meeting varies. Each member spends approximately three hours per month in service to this board.

Location:
Historic Cumberland County Courthouse, Hearing Room #3
130 Gillespie Street

Fayetteville, NC

Members:
  • Regular Members:
    • Alfonso Ferguson Sr.
    • Winton McHenry
    • Marva Lucas-Moore
    • George Turner
    • Gregory Parks
  • Alternate Members:
    • Robert E. Davis
    • Stacy M. Long
    • Quinsentina James
    • Linda Amos
  • Contact Us

    Phone: 910-678-7600
    Historic Courthouse:

    130 Gillespie Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28301

    Fax: 910-678-7631
    Email:
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    Director: Rawls Howard

    Contact Us

    Phone: 910-678-7600
    Fax: 910-678-7631
    Email:
    email_envelope
    Director: Rawls Howard
    Historic Courthouse:

    130 Gillespie Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28301