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Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA)

Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA)


Members of the public may contact the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA) via email at [email protected].  If you are emailing comments related to a project being reviewed by the board, please provide such comments by the end of the business day on the Tuesday before the meeting.

The BOZA Application can be accessed here pdf.

2021 Boards and Commissions Recruitment

December 21, 2020 - January 28, 2021


The 2021 Annual Recruitment for Boards and Commissions begins at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021.  If you're interested in serving on the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA), please view the vacancy list for available seats. Please view the 2021 New Boards and Commissions Recruitment Flyer pdf for more information.


The Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA) hears appeals from developers, architects and builders whose building permit applications have been denied. BOZA may modify the application of specific zoning requirements and hear appeals to decisions made by the zoning administrator.

The BOZA  typically meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5 p.m.  The board will meet either in the City Council Chambers, 1777 Broadway or hold the meeting Virtually.  The dates, times and locations are subject to change.  

The Board of Zoning Adjustment's Next meeting may be on February 11th, and it will be held virtually. 

The link to join will be posted here 24hrs prior to the meeting.



The BOZA Variance Application includes the application requirements and review criteria for requests for a variance to a setback requirement. The application can be found in the Applications & Forms Database

The BOZA consists of five members appointed by City Council, each to five-year terms. Board members must be properly experienced and trained to make qualified decisions about matters relating to building construction.

Board of Zoning Adjustment Members

Name Term
Jill Lester (Chair)  March 2016 - March 2021
Michael Hirsch   March 2017 - March 2022
Raymond Rudd March 2018 - March 2023
Cherie Goff  March 2019 - March 2024
Elizabeth Prentiss (Vice Chair)  March 2020 - March 2025


Agenda & Packet for the Next BOZA Meeting

A link to the webpage where the agenda and meeting packet may be found is in the right sidebar for computers and below for mobile devices and tablets. Or click on Agenda & Packet for Next BOZA Meeting.   Packets are posted the Friday prior to each meeting.

For more information please call the Board Secretary, Cindy Spence at 303-441-1880, or Board packets can be made available at the Planning Department reception area, located at 1739 Broadway, third floor.

It is the City of Boulder's practice to provide more notice than is required by law whenever possible.  However, this practice shall not be used to invalidate any action taken with the minimum notice required by state law.


2020 Board of Zoning Adjustment Meeting Dates

Jan. 9, 2020 - Regular Meeting (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE)  01.09.2020 BOZA Agenda pdf
Feb. 13, 2020 - Regular Meeting  02.13.2020 BOZA Agenda pdf
Mar. 12, 2020 - Regular Meeting   03.12.2020 BOZA Agenda pdf
Apr. 9, 2020 - Meeting CANCELED  
May 14, 2020 - VIRTUAL MEETING 05.14.2020 BOZA Agenda pdf
June 11, 2020 - Meeting CANCELED  
July 9, 2020 - Meeting CANCELED  
Aug. 13, 2020 - VIRTUAL MEETING 08.13.2020 BOZA Agenda pdf
Sept. 10, 2020 - Meeting CANCELED  
Oct. 8, 2020 - Meeting CANCELED  
Nov. 12, 2020 - VIRTUAL MEETING 11.12.2020 BOZA Agenda pdf
Dec. 10, 2020 - VIRTUAL MEETING 12.10.2020 BOZA Agenda pdf


2021 Board of Zoning Adjustment Meeting Dates

Jan. 14, 2021 - Meeting CANCELED   
Feb. 11, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING   
Mar. 11, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING    
Apr. 8, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING  
May 13, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING  
June 10, 2021 -   
July 8, 2021 -   
Aug. 12, 2021 -   
Sept. 9, 2021 -   
Oct. 14, 2021 -   
Nov. 11, 2021 -   
Dec. 9, 2021 -