Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustments consists of five (5) members appointed by the mayor for three (3) year terms, subject to confirmation by the City Commission.  The BOA deliberates on requests for variances from the City of Helena Zoning Ordinance to address any undue hardship caused by city zoning regulations on building a new structure(s), rehabilitating an existing structure(s), or expanding the existing structure(s) on such property.  The requests are brought forth by citizen applicants and presented to the BOA by Planning Division staff.  See FAQs(DOCX, 23KB)  for more information about zoning variances.

As stated in Chapter 5, Section 2 of City of Helena’s Zoning Ordinance, the Board of Adjustment may, after public notice and hearing, approve, conditionally approve, or deny the request to vary or modify the following requirements:

  • Lot line setback requirements;
  • Lot coverage and area requirements;
  • Building height;
  • Parking and loading space requirements;
  • Location, height, area and number of signs; and
  • Landscaping requirements.


Agendas and Meeting Materials


May 7, 2024(PDF, 115KB)

April 2, 2024(PDF, 111KB)

March 5, 2024(PDF, 118KB)

February 6, 2024(PDF, 112KB)


December 5, 2023(PDF, 111KB)

November 7, 2023(PDF, 1MB)

October 3, 2023(PDF, 111KB)

September 5, 2023(PDF, 130KB)

August 22, 2023(PDF, 105KB)

June 6, 2023 (PDF, 106KB)

May 2, 2023(PDF, 121KB)

March 7, 2023(PDF, 106KB)

February 7, 2023(PDF, 110KB)

January 3, 2023(PDF, 151KB)


November 1, 2022(PDF, 104KB)

September 20, 2022(PDF, 107KB)

May 3, 2022(PDF, 109KB)

April 5, 2022(PDF, 114KB)

February 1, 2022(PDF, 133KB)