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Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Board hears appeals of staff determinations of the applicability of the zoning ordinance, grants variances, special exceptions, conditional uses and special permits. The board exercises adjudicatory power and appeals from the board are heard by the state court.

Iowa Code 414.12

General Requirements

GENDER BALANCE REQUIRED - Seven members: a majority of the members shall be persons representing the public at large, and shall not be involved in the business of purchasing or selling real estate (not more than 3 members).

Professional Requirements


Membership Term Information

Five years

Term Limits

Term limits apply

Term Expiration

First Monday in April

Meeting Information


Meeting Frequency

Fourth Monday of each month

Meeting Time

1:00 PM

Meeting Location

Municipal Services Center - Second Floor, Board Room
1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa 50317

City Staff

Bert Drost 515-283-4257