CURRENT OPERATIONS: The Board of Appeals’ offices are open by appointment. Please see the attached Notice for appointment information and hours, and for up-to-date filing instructions. Note that in light of the efficiencies realized during the pandemic, the Board will continue to require that all submissions be dual-filed (electronic and hard copy).

Effective Wednesday, April 13, 2022, assuming conditions permit, the Board will resume holding its proceedings in person in the second floor Davidson Memorial Hearing Room, located in the Stella B. Werner Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville, Maryland.

With the resumption of in-person proceedings, Board staff will continue to post the Board’s Agendas and supporting case materials on the Board’s website under the “Agendas and Minutes” heading at “Agendas, Exhibits and Other Materials”, but will no longer post MS Teams access information since the meetings will no longer be held virtually. Please contact us at or 240-777-6600 if you have any questions.

Note: All supporting materials for scheduled hearing and Worksession items must be sent to the mailbox no later than noon on the Tuesday of the week before the scheduled proceeding date to ensure inclusion.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Board of Appeals is to assist the public in understanding, and to hear and decide, in a quasi-judicial setting, inquiries and applications that arise mainly under Chapter 59 of the Montgomery County Code, but also under various other Code Sections, for variances, administrative appeals of certain decisions of County agencies, and for oral argument on conditional use decisions or modification of special exceptions.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Board

The Board of Appeals has authority to hear and decide cases involving certain land use issues, including modification of special exceptions filed or decided before October 30, 2014, and variances from the development standards or other requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. The Board also hears and decides Administrative Appeals from actions by the County government (as specified by the County Code). The Board applies the Zoning Ordinance Standards applicable to all such cases. The Board has County-wide jurisdiction, except for the municipal corporations of Brookeville, Poolesville, Laytonsville, Rockville, Barnesville, Gaithersburg and Washington Grove.

Links to Applicable Codes:


2022 Opinions

Opinion Date Petitioner/s Case No.
1/19/22 Bruce and Barbara Kehr A-6727
1/26/22 Tara Lee A-6728
2/11/22 Todd Baldwin and Laura Chambers A-6732
2/11/22 Jesus Amaya A-6734
2/16/22 George Swaluk and Sharon Lambert A-6730
2/25/22 Kelly Vaena A-6733
2/25/22 Michele Dozier A-6735
3/2/22 Elaine Chen A-6737
3/4/22 Brian and Katherine Lewis A-6736
3/11/22 Matthew Dalbey A-6738
4/8/22 Jennifer Nunes A-6739
4/8/22 Serge Rigaud A-6740
4/22/22 Benjamine Blatt A-6741
4/29/22 Juan Cruz A-6729
4/29/22 Pat and Thomas Rumbaugh A-6742
5/11/22 Philip Kulp A-6743
5/11/22 Joseph Akman and Jessica Veffer A-6744