Board of Adjustment


  • 5:30 pm
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • City Hall
    6407 Avondale Drive
    Nichols Hills, OK 73116

See the schedule of regular meetings (PDF).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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NameTitleTerm BeganTerm Expires
Edward Clements, Ward 1Vice-ChairmanMay 11, 2021June 10, 2024
John Covington, At Large
MemberJune 13, 2023
June 9, 2026
Larry Herzel, At Large
MemberMay 11, 2021
June 10, 2024
Kathy Lippert, Ward 3
MemberJune 13, 2023
June 9, 2026
Robert Slater, Ward 2
ChairmanJune 13, 2023
June 9, 2026

The board consists of five members, each appointed for a term of three years. One member of the board from each ward is appointed by the councilman who represents the ward, with the approval of the city council. There are also two at large members of the board that are appointed by the mayor, with the approval of the city council.


The Board of Adjustment has the power to:

  • Hear and decide appeals if it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the zoning codes.
  • Authorize in specific cases a variance from the terms, standards, and criteria that pertain to an allowed use category within a zoning district when such cases are shown not to be contrary to the public interest if, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this chapter will result in unnecessary hardship and so that the spirit of the ordinance shall be observed and substantial justice done;
  • Hear and decide oil and/or gas applications or appeals unless prohibited throughout the city by ordinance.

To apply for a variance, see the Board of Adjustment Application (PDF).