About The Board of adjustment
The Board of Adjustment (BOA) holds quasi-judicial public hearings to determine requests made by property owners in the City of San Antonio for special exceptions, variances and appeals of administrative interpretations or decisions, as authorized by state law and local ordinance.
For more information and additional forms to request a variance, special exception or appeal please see the Code Options Section. After you submit your application, Development Services will assign a case manager to guide you through the process.
Your request will be added to a Board of Adjustment meeting agenda. If the Board of Adjustment approves your request, you have permission to proceed with your property changes by starting the permitting process. If your request is denied, you cannot file the same request for one year.
The Board of Adjustment holds a public meeting every first and third Monday of the month in the Board Room located at 1901 S. Alamo. Meetings start at 1 p.m. For information on the Board of Adjustment meetings, contact Board of Adjustment Liaison. All meetings are open to the public. BOA notices, similar to the sample below, are mailed out to alert the public of upcoming hearings.
Sample - BOA Public Hearing Notice - English/Spanish
We encourage citizens to attend the public hearings. If you are unable to attend, comments for an agenda item can be submitted for consideration in writing to the San Antonio Board of Adjustment staff by hand-delivery, mail, or email Board of Adjustment Liaison.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In an effort to assist citizens with the Board of Adjustment processes, we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Please refer to the link below for FAQs.
Board of Adjustment FAQs - English and Spanish Translations
The Board of Adjustment is composed of 11 regular members representing each Council District and the Mayor and six alternate members appointed by the City Council for a two-year term.