Due to the special circumstances that arise, variances may be necessary to help resolve issues concerning set codes. Therefore the Board of Adjustments is there as a service to the citizens.
The board consists of up to 5 members and up to 3 alternates. Members are appointed by the mayor for a 5-year term. During meetings, 4 members must be present to vote on any given issue.
Public hearings are scheduled upon demand. Publications are required to run in the local newspaper for 2 consecutive weeks. Agendas are then posted, and board members are notified with an informational packet. To obtain informational packets contact the Planning and Development Department at Ozark City Hall. The Board of Adjustments shall approve or deny the application of variance following the public hearing before any variance is granted. The Board of Adjustments has specific criteria to make these decisions. Learn more about the variance process.