The Board of Adjustment consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. Each serves a 5-year term. No more than two of the five members may also be appointed to the Plan and Zoning Commission. A majority of the members shall be representatives of the public at large and shall not be involved in the business of purchasing or selling real estate.
The duties of the Board are spelled out in Chapter 156.620 of the Marshalltown Code of Ordinances, as well as the Iowa Code. This group hears appeals related to the denial of permits or interpretations issued by the Zoning Administrator. This group also hears requests for variances from the zoning regulations as well as requests for special uses including home occupation special use permits.