Board of Adjustment


  • 6:30 pm (generally)
  • As called
  • City Hall Municipal Building
    City Hall Council Chambers
    4000 Main St.
    Rowlett, TX 75088
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Agendas are available prior to the meetings.

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Minutes are also available following approval.

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Packets are available prior to the meetings.

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Public Hearing Notices

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Unofficial Results

Unofficial Results are available following the meetings.

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Many archived documents are now available via this website. Agendas and minutes prior to 2008 are located in Laserfiche, a document imaging program used by the City for archived records. Instructions (PDF) are also provided.


The Board of Adjustment is comprised of five regular members appointed by City Council who serve staggered two-year terms and four alternate members appointed by City Council annually.

Term Ending
Stanley PollardRegular Member
September 30, 2024
Brownie SherrillRegular Member
September 30, 2024
Ken Romaine
Regular Member, Chair
September 30, 2023
Tony Schmitz
Regular Member, Vice Chair
September 30, 2023
Donna ManhartRegular Member
September 30, 2023
Chris BarberAlternate Member
September 30, 2023
Joshua HughesAlternate Member
September 30, 2023
Steven HorwitzAlternate Member
September 30, 2023
Christie HancockAlternate Member
September 30, 2023
John DoughertyAlternate Member
September 30, 2023

Board Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of the Board of Adjustment include hearing requests for variances and special exceptions to the City’s Zoning Ordinance. As authorized by local ordinance and State law, the Board has the power to:

  • Decide special exceptions pursuant to the terms and intent of the ordinance
  • Grant such variances that are not contrary to the public interest and where literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance would result in an unnecessary hardship

Time Commitment

The Board of Adjustment meets once a month on an as needed basis with the typical meeting length of one hour. In addition to the monthly meetings, the Board of Adjustment may be required to attend a joint meeting with the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission should there be a subject matter pertaining to the Board being discussed. For additional information, see the Planning Department or Building Inspections.

Become a Member

Are you looking for ways to give back to the community? If so, we have a spot for you! We’re looking for committed residents willing to volunteer a few hours of their time each month to serve on a board or commission. Applications are available in the City Secretary’s Office in the City Hall Municipal Center at 4000 Main Street. Completed applications can be dropped off at the City Secretary’s Office, faxed to 972-412-6118 or emailed to the City Secretary’s Office.