Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Description

    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.

  • Mission

    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).

  • Membership Term Information

    Five years

    • Term Limits

      Term limits apply

    • Term Expiration

      First Monday in April

  • Meeting Information

    • Meeting Freqeuency

      4th Wednesday of each month

    • Meeting Time

      1:00 PM

Meeting Location
  • Municipal Services Center / Floor Second Floor - Room: Board Room
  • 1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
  • Des Moines, Iowa 50317
City Staff
  • Bert Drost 515-283-4257