Although most construction and renovations to buildings in Houston can be accomplished in compliance with the District's bylaws, from time to time unique property conditions might make this difficult. When that happens, the situation may be addressed by Houston's Board of Variance. In Houston, the Board of Variance consists of three members of the public selected in accordance with the Local Government Act.
BOV applications are made in two instances:
Variances relating to building siting, height, zoning, and other land use issues may require a Development Variance Permit.
For additional information regarding the Board of Variance contact: District Staff at