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Board of Adjustment (BOA)

For more information call Planning Services at (302) 744-2471.

Need a variance?  Find the applications here.


The BOA meetings are being held in person at the Kent County Complex, but will also still be accessible virtually by phone and video conferencing software.  The capacity of the chamber is limited so only a certain number of individuals from the public will be able to attend the meeting in person.  If you are not able to attend the hearing in person, you may still provide testimony either for or against the applications listed on the agenda.  To listen to the proceedings and provide your testimony, the call in number is 1-800-377-8846.  Use pass code 92535882# to enter the meeting.  The video conference can be accessed on the public notices page.  The meeting materials that will be shown in the video can be viewed or downloaded here.  The meeting begins at 6:30 PM.


  For problems accessing the meeting, please call our office at 302-744-2471 for assistance.



Legal Notice:   October 15, 2020


View a map showing the location of all current planning applications!


Planning Variances

Variance #Application NameHearings  Links    
A-20-32S&T Properties, LLC (Owner: Todd & Shelly C. Wise) BOA Public Hearing-10/15/2020 Recommendation Report Packet
A-20-35Christopher Patrick S. & Joan Illowaynne Redwood BOA Public Hearing-10/15/2020 Exhibit A
A-20-36Joseph E. Highland II BOA Public Hearing-10/15/2020 Exhibit A
A-20-37Douglas Annand (Owner: Bauer Farms, LLC) BOA Public Hearing-10/15/2020 Exhibit A


The Kent County Board of Adjustment, or BOA, serves as the reviewing and decision making body for appeals to the administration of the zoning code; for example, a reduction in setback requirements for a shed. The Board may grant special exception variances from the code consistent with state law. Variance applications are heard by the BOA, and a decision made, on the third Thursday of each month.


The BOA is comprised of 7 (seven) members, one from each Levy Court district.  The presence of a quorum (four or more members) is necessary for the Board to take official action on any matter before it for consideration. Their meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in the Levy Court chambers, room 203 of the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 Bay Road in Dover, DE, unless otherwise noted.


Board of Adjustment
NameTitleDistrictTerm Start
Morgan HudsonMember  January 14, 2020
Temple Carter Vice Chairperson1
Eric CrossanMember2 March 26, 2019
Joan DenneyChairperson3
Brauncy JenkinsMember5 December 05, 2017
James Saunders Member6 July 22, 2015
Brian Cusick MemberAt-Large February 27, 2018



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