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Board of Zoning Adjustment

The Board of Zoning Adjustment meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. at Conference Room A, City Hall North, 1600 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California.

The Board of Zoning Adjustment is composed of three (3) members appointed by ordinance adopted by the City Council.  Each member also has an alternate that will attend meetings in the absence of the regular member.  Members are comprised of city staff.  The main members include the Building Director, Public Works Director and Economic Development Director.  The alternates of each regular member include the Assistant Building Director, Assistant Public Works Director and Community Development Coordinator/Principal Planner, respectively.

See Boards, Commissions, and Committees for current Board Members.


Municipal Code Chapter 2.28.090


Serve until member no longer holds the position making them a Board Member or Alternate.


Members must be city staff holding the titles stated by ordinance. 


Review and approve conditional use permits, surface mining permits, conditional use permits for petroleum wells, and zoning modifications.  Conduct public hearings on all of the above items and appeals of home occupation permits.


Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. in City Hall North, 1600 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA.


Planning Department, 1715 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA  93301 (661) 326-3733;