Board of Adjustment
South Dakota law requires every municipality with zoning regulations to provide for a Board of Adjustment to hear and decide appeals of zoning administrative decisions, conditional use permits, and grant variances. The Board of Adjustment is not a legislative body. Instead, its functions are quasi-judicial in nature, which require the Board to operate under special rules and procedures.
The Spearfish Board of Adjustment is comprised of the Mayor, who acts as the chairperson, and the members of the City Council. In the event the mayor or a member of the City Council is unable to participate, two alternates are available to sit in the absent member’s place. Board of Adjustment meetings are called as-needed and are open to the public.