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Board of Adjustments
Authority and Responsibilities
The Board of Adjustments was established by the Town Council to serve as an advisory body to the Town of China Grove Council on all matters related to zoning within the Town of China Grove.

  • To hear and decide appeals from any ruling, decision, determination or interpretation made by the Zoning Administrator pursuant to or regarding these regulations;
  • To hear and decide petitions for variances from the requirements of the regulations of the Unified Development Ordinance;
  • To make an interpretation of any portion of the Unified Development Ordinance;
  • To change the use of or expand certain non-conformities in accordance with Section 12.3 of the Unified Development Ordinance;
  • To serve as the Watershed Review Board and rule on all petitions in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 3.16 of the Unified Development Ordinance.

The Planning Board shall consists of seven (7) voting members. Five (5) members of the Board shall be appointed by the Town Council and shall be residents of the Town of China Grove and shall serve staggered, three (3) year terms. Two (2) members shall be appointed by the Rowan County Board of Commissioners and shall be residents of the extraterritorial jurisdiction within Rowan County. One of these members shall serve a three (3) year term and one shall serve a one (1) year term. Two alternate members may be appointed.

The Board of Adjustment shall hold a public hearing on an application no later than 45 days after a complete application has been filed with the Zoning Administrator. The Board of Adjustment shall decide on the matter which was presented at the public hearing within 45 days of the close of the public hearing.

For more detailed information concerning meetings and procedures of the Board of Adjustment, please review the Unified Development Ordinance Chapter 16.

 Board of Adjustment Volunteer Roster
 Joel Maynor
 Butch Bivens  Vice-Chairman
 Barbara Doby
 Brie Bivens
 Arthur Heggins
 Linda Williams 
 ETJ Member
 In-Town Alternate
 VACANT  ETJ Alternate

Town of China Grove • 333 N. Main Street • China Grove, NC 28023 • Ph: 704.857.2466 • Fx: 704.855.1855
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