Board of Adjustment

This Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at Old Central.  Meetings last approximately one hour. Staff support is provided by the Community Development Department. The Board acts on all requests with regard to zoning variances and exceptions.

Members are appointed by the Mayor for three year terms, with City Council confirmation.


Joe Ramey - 2024
Jim Bausch - 2025
Kyle Davis - 2025
Dean Knoten - 2023
Brian Cook - 2023


The Board of Adjustment (BOA) is a 5 member quasi-judicial body appointed by the City Council that hears variance and special exception requests, makes interpretations of City code, and reviews appeals of decisions made by City Administrative Officials. 

Variances are sought if there are extenuating circumstances associated with a piece of property that make it difficult for the applicant to meet the zoning code requirements. In order for a variance to be approved, the applicant must prove a hardship exists. 

Special exception requests typically involve a design element or structure that may not conform to the dimensional or spatial requirements of the base zoning district in which it is located, but may be allowed under certain circumstances with approval from the BOA. 

Agendas and Minutes
All agendas and minutes for Board of Adjustment meetings can be found in our Agenda Center.


Below are the applications associated with BOA action:

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  1. Brian Dempster

    Community Development Director

  2. Community Development

    Physical Address
    200 S Main Street
    P.O. Box 180
    Owasso, OK 74055

    Inspection: 918-376-1542
    Monday - Thursday
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.