Board of Adjustment/Drainage Review Board

In Maricopa County, the Board of Adjustment also performs as the Drainage Review Board.


To act on requests by citizens to interpret provisions of the zoning ordinance, variances to zoning ordinance standards and temporary use permits. All actions are taken at a public hearing. A decision of the Board is final and may only be appealed to Superior Court.

The Board of Adjustment

is responsible for:

  • Interpreting the terms of the Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance
  • Allowing Variances of the Zoning Ordinance where appropriate
  • Granting Temporary Use Permits
  • Acting as the Drainage Review Board

The Drainage Review Board

is responsible for:

  • Hearing requests for waivers to the Maricopa County Draining Regulations
  • Reviewing appeals and interpretations made by the Drainage Administrator


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following Board of Adjustment/Drainage Review Board approval. View most recent agendas and minutes for:

Board of Adjustment

Drainage Review Board

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Current Members

Representation Member Current Term
District 1 Craig Cardon 02/07/2022 - 02/06/2026
District 2 Suzanne Klapp 04/26/2023 - 04/17/2027
District 3 Heather Personne, Vice-Chair 01/24/2024 - 11/15/2027
District 4 Greg Loper, Chairman 02/20/2023 - 02/19/2027
District 5 Fern Ward 03/20/2022 - 03/19/2026
  1. Member Qualifications
  2. Duties & Powers
  3. Formation Authority

Member Qualifications

A.R.S. §11-816 A. There shall be one or more boards of adjustment in each county. The board of supervisors may establish 1 board of adjustment that has jurisdiction countywide and that is composed of 1 member who is a resident of each supervisorial district, or 1 board of adjustment in each supervisorial district that has jurisdiction in that supervisorial district and that is composed of not less than 3, nor more than 5 members, each of whom is a resident of that supervisorial district. The members of each board shall be appointed for staggered terms of 4 years each. Members are appointed and/or removed by the Board of Supervisors. The Drainage Regulations for Maricopa County authorize the Board of Adjustment to serve as the Drainage Review Board.
  1. Planning & Development

    Physical Address
    301 W. Jefferson St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85003

    Fax 602-506-3601

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