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Board of Zoning Adjustment

The primary responsibility of the Board of Zoning Adjustment is to uphold the integrity of zoning regulations and the Modesto General Plan. The seven-member board, appointed by the City Council, makes decisions on applications for conditional use permits, variances, and hears appeals concerning decisions made by the Community & Economic Development Department and Planning Division staff.

Meeting Information:

Board of Zoning Adjustment Meetings

  • View list of current board members
  • When:
    Fourth Thursday of each month, 10:00 am
    - Note: third Thursday in November & December
    - Check Meeting Calendar for any variation from normal schedule
  • Where:
    Basement Chambers
    Tenth Street Place
    1010 Tenth Street
    Modesto, California

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend all public meetings!


The typical processing timeline from application to meeting date is a minimum of eleven weeks. Application ‘filing day’ is Monday of each week. Staff will advise you of your scheduled meeting date once it has been determined that the application is ‘complete,’ following initial review by City departments.

More Information:

For any questions regarding the Board of Zoning Adjustment, please contact the Planning Division at (209) 577-5267.