Created by Ordinance 1984-62, the Board of Adjustment consists of five members appointed by the city council for terms of two years.
About the Board
The Board has the authority to:
Exercise the appropriate power, authority, and duties pursuant to the laws of the State of Texas and ordinances of the City of Orange;
Act on applications for variances to the zoning ordinance;
Act on applications for special exceptions to the zoning ordinance;
Decide appeals from an administrative decision of city staff; and
Hold public hearings in conjunction with the city council, as necessary.
Once an application has been heard by the zoning board of adjustment and denied, the same or substantially similar subject may not be heard by the board until twelve (12) months have lapsed. This board was established according to applicable state law primarily to grant variances from the strict application of the Zoning Ordinance. It also is empowered to approve special exceptions.