The Boulder Board of Adjustment is a body appointed by the Town Council for the purpose of reviewing and rendering decisions on applications for ordinance variances or appeals.

The Board convenes for business, as applicable, on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. Board members for 2021 are:

  • April O’Neal
  • Ray Gardner
  • John Veranth
  • Tina Karlsson, chair
  • Jabe Beal, vice chair

Board clerk is Peg Smith.

Applications

Applications for requesting a variance or an appeal are available online or can be picked up in the Town Hall. Please fill out the application completely, and submit it, with all supporting documentation and fees, to Town Clerk Judi Davis.

Variances

Variances to development standards described in Boulder’s ordinances may be granted if the request meets all five of the following criteria, as stipulated by Utah state code:

(A)   Literal enforcement of the provisions of this chapter would cause an unreasonable hardship for the applicant and the applicant has demonstrated that the hardship is located on, or associated with the property for which the variance is sought, and is peculiar to the property rather than conditions general to the immediate area;

(B)   The identified hardship is not self-imposed;

(C)   The identified hardship is not economic in nature;

(D)   There exist special circumstances attached to the property that do not apply to other properties in the same zoning district;

(E)   The variance is essential to the enjoyment of a property right possessed by other property in the same zoning district; or

(F)   The granting of the variance will not be contrary to the public interest.