Due to construction, Rocky Branch Park will be closed to the public beginning January 4th until further notice.

Board of Adjustment

Purpose and Duties

The Belmont Board of Adjustment is an decision-making body made up of five (5) members appointed by the Belmont City Council. Four of the five members reside in the city, and one member represents the Extra-Territorial jurisdiction (ETJ).  The Board hears and decides:

  • Appeals of decisions of administrative officials charged with enforcement of the ordinance
  • Petitions for variances from Belmont's Land Development Code


  • Jay Green--Chairman
  • Alison Carpenter--Vice Chairman
  • Neil Brennan
  • Vernon Abernethy- ETJ Member
  • Robert Barbour

Applying for a Variance or Appeal

Before applying for a variance or an appeal, please consult with the Planning and Zoning Department staff. Legal representation is not required when appearing before the Board, but it is recommended. Please see the information below.

Planning and Zoning Department


The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at CityWorks, located at 1401 E Catawba Street, Belmont. All meetings are open to public.  Agendas and minutes can be found at the agenda center by using the Agendas and Minutes button below. 


For questions or inquiries about the Board of Adjustments, you may contact Alex Robinson at the information listed below.

Melissa Lockamy
City Planner

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