Board of Adjustment

Meetings

  • 5:30 pm
  • Meets as needed
  • Neighborhood Facility Building
    303 N. 8th Street, Orange, Texas 77630

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

Created by Ordinance 1984-62, the Board of Adjustment consists of five members appointed by the city council for terms of two years.

NameDate First AppointedTerm (2 years)
Linn Cardner 11/13/201812/31/21 to 12/31/23
Edward Freiberg10/9/201212/31/20 to 12/31/22
J. David Derosier2/26/201912/31/20 to 12/31/22
Isacc Henry III1/8/201912/31/20 to 12/31/22
Mark Ferrell - Alt Member 2/25/202012/31/21 to 12/31/23
William "Keith" Longlois
6/8/2021
12/14/21 to 12/31/23


About the Board

The Board has the authority to: 

  1. Exercise the appropriate power, authority, and duties pursuant to the laws of the State of Texas and ordinances of the City of Orange;
  2. Act on applications for variances to the zoning ordinance;
  3. Act on applications for special exceptions to the zoning ordinance;
  4. Decide appeals from an administrative decision of city staff; and
  5. 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.