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Posted on: February 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Bismarck Seeking Applications for Board of Adjustment Position

Bismarck Mayor Mike Schmitz is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Bismarck Board of Adjustment as a Board Member. This volunteer committee has one open position, which is a 3-year term.  Anyone residing in the City of Bismarck or the City’s extraterritorial area is eligible for this appointment.


Interested applicants should complete an application form describing their qualifications, background and why they would like to serve on the Authority. Completed applications may be emailed or mailed to Community Development:


Ben Ehreth, Director

Community Development Department

221 N 5th Street

Bismarck, ND 58506


The application forms may be found online. Forms can also be mailed to perspective applicants by calling the Community Development Department at (701) 355-1840 or may be picked up at the department office at 221 N 5th Street, Bismarck.  Additional information on the position and the appointment process can also be obtained by contacting the department office.


The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday, February 17, 2023. It is anticipated that the new Authority member will be announced at the February 28, 2023, City Commission meeting.


The Board of Adjustment is a five-member board appointed by the Bismarck City Commission to decide appeals from an order, requirement or determination made by an administrative official of the City of Bismarck. The Board of Adjustment is empowered to make interpretations and grant variances related to zoning regulations.


The Board of Adjustment meets the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the City-County Building, 221 N 5th Street, Bismarck. 


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