Board of Adjustment

The Little Rock Board of Adjustment was created by Little Rock Code of Ordinances, Section 36-66 et seq. - Ordinance No. 13,777. Its five (5) members serve three (3)-year terms. The duties of the Board are to consider requests for variances from the requirements set forth in the City's Zoning Ordinance and to consider appeals of administrative decisions relating to the Zoning Ordinance. Members of the Board of Adjustment are appointed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors and consist of one (1) architect/planner, one (1) engineer, one (1) member of the Little Rock Board of Realtors, and two (2) at-large members.

Board of Adjustment meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM in the second floor Board Chambers of Little Rock City Hall, 500 West Markham Street. IMPORTANT: due to COVID-19, meeting locations and times are subject to change. Confirm all meeting information in advance of meeting date.

For More Information

LaSonya Morris, Development Specialist or
Torrence Thrower, Development Specialist
Planning and Development Department
723 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4790
lmorris@littlerock.gov or tthrower@littlerock.gov

AUTHORITY: Little Rock City Code, Section 36-66 et seq; Ordinance No. 13,777; Ordinance No. 17,667 (February 3, 1998) 
TERM: Three (3) years
MEMBERS: Five (5)
DUTIES: The consider requests for variances from the requirements set forth in the City's Zoning Ordinance and to consider appeals of administrative decisions relating to the Zoning Ordinance.
SELECTION: The Board of Adjustment is appointed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors and consists of:
1 - Architect/Planner
1 - Civil Engineer
1 - Member of Little Rock Real Estate Board
2 - At-Large Members
MEETINGS: Last Monday of the Month
Little Rock City Hall
Board of Directors Chambers, 2nd Floor
500 West Markham Street
2:00 PM
SUPERVISOR: Tim A. Herndon, Development Manager
Planning and Development Department
723 West Markham Street Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4790
therndon@littlerock.gov

Current Members

Frank Allison
(Civil Engineer)
fallison@ecilr.com
Term Expires: 2-19-2022

James Bertram
(Little Rock Real Estate Board Representative)
rick@bertramrealestate.com
Term Expires:  2-19-2021

Austin Grinder
(At-Large)
austingrinder@arkansas.net
Term Expires: 2-19-2021

Joe Justus
(At-Large)
joejustus@hotmail.com
Term Expires:  2-19-2022

Katherine Lashley
(Architect)
katherine.dombek@gmail.com
Term Expires:  2-19-2023