Board of Adjustment

    The Zoning Board of Adjustment is a board that provides a vehicle for citizens to appeal zoning interpretations and decisions of the Building Official, and request variances from the City’s zoning ordinance. The main purpose of the Board is to provide a “release valve” for those situations where literal enforcement of the City’s Zoning Ordinance may impose unnecessary hardship. The Board may also make final decisions regarding changes, the reestablishment, or termination of nonconforming uses within the City. The Board currently has four (4) members and two (2) alternate members appointed by the City Council. The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the last Thursday of the month, as needed, at City’s Council Chamber.

    Contact any board member by downloading the roster PDF located below. Click the email address for the specific member.2018-2019 Roster


    Qualifications for Appointment

    The City of Live Oak utilizes the services of citizen volunteers to serve on all City Boards and Commissions. Boards and Commissions are integral component of the governance of the City, and therefore require the service of interested individuals who have a passion for service. The City of Live Oak’s Code of Ordinances establishes that persons who have resided in the City for at least twelve (12) months shall be considered for appointment to City boards and commissions unless otherwise provided in the Code.


    How to Apply

    In order to facilitate these volunteer services, the City has included a link to the application form for service on the Board of Adjustment. You may also contact Donna Lowder at 210-653-9140, ext. 2219 or Debby Goza at extension 2213 for more information on how you can get involved.

    Click here for Board-Commission Volunteer Application


    Selection Process

    Nominations to boards and commissions, unless otherwise provided by the Charter or the Code of Ordinances, shall be made by the Council members. The City Council shall confirm nominations for appointment to the board or commission in order for an appointment to be effective.


    Forms and Fees

    Variance Application


    For Board of Adjustment meeting information, click here.


    Staff Contacts
    Jordan Matney, Assistant City Manager
    210-653-9140, ext. 2286
    Donna Lowder, Executive Assistant
    210-653-9140. ext. 2219