Board of Adjustment

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The Board is composed of five West Des Moines residents appointed by the Mayor of West Des Moines. State Code allows the Board to make special exceptions from the zoning ordinance, such as setback requirements. In addition, the Board holds a hearing for any property owner who does not agree with the action of the City in their interpretation of zoning codes. The Board is also responsible for reviewing and ruling on Permitted Conditional Use Permit requests.

The Board of Adjustment reviews Permitted Conditional Use Permit requests, Sign Code Variance requests, and setback variances for building additions and fences. Code variances and setbacks are identified in the Zoning Ordinance.

The members of the Board of Adjustment are:

Tom Cunningham - Chairperson 
Claire Celsi - Vice Chairperson
Erik P. Christiansen
Angie Pfannkuch
Mike Blaser


Citizen's Guide to the Board of Adjustment
Board of Adjustment Rules of Procedure

2019 Meeting Schedule -  Please review after February 1 as these dates may be revised.

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