Department of Planning 
Municipal Building 
28 E. Washington 
McAlester, Oklahoma 
918 423-9300


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1. Application for appeal, interpretation or variance may be obtained from the City of McAlester, Department of Planning.

2. Complete the application and submit it and any other required material, along with the filing fee of$45.00 payable to the City of McAlester. (This is a non-refundable filing fee). The application must be submitted by 5 :00 p.m. at least twenty (20) days prior to the next meeting of the Board.
The Board of Adjustment meets monthly on the fourth Monday at 4:00 p.m,. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building located at 28 E. Washington.
In addition to the filing fee, expenses ( certified letters and publication) related to this application will be billed to you and must be paid before the scheduled hearing date.

3. The application must include the names and addresses of all property owners within 300 feet of the exterior boundaries of the property requested for Interpretation or Variance. The names and addresses must be from a record search done by an abstractor, abstract office or other qualified persons.

4. Legal notice of your request will be published in the McAlester News-Capital (as required by state law) and every property owner within 300 feet of the request will be notified of your application by certified mail.

5. At the next scheduled Board of Adjustment meeting for which your application has met the deadline, your request will be considered at an official public hearing. YOU OR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE MUST BE PRESENT AT TIDS MEETING.
The Board will hear discussion from you or your representative and any interested citizens concerning your request. At the conclusion of this discussion, the Board will either approve or deny the appeal or variance. A concurring vote of 4 of the 5 members will be required.

If you need assistance in completing the application, the Department of Planning will be happy to assist you. 

McAlester Board of Adjustment
Notice of appeal (interpretation or variance)

The following information to be supplied by Applicant:



City or Town:

State or Province:

Zip or Postal Code:



1. Type of Appeal:   (check one)
            Interpretation (Request dicision as to intent of regulation)
            Variance      a: Extension of district
                                    b: Exception of off-street
                                    c. Execption to set-back requirements
                                    d. Other extraordinary or exceptional situations

2. Location:
          A. Address:
          B. Legal description of property:
          C. Zoning district:

4. Provision of zoning ordinance in question:

5. Reason for requesting (Interpretation / Variance) applicant to outline reasons completely

6.  Proposed contruction or use: (applicant to attach plot plan locating all existing and / or proposed building(s).

Please upload Plot Plan in JPG or PDF formats only:

7. Statement of applicant: (Provide any additional information that you wish the Board of Adjustment to consider. Include any facts that you feel will cause hardship if ordinance is literally inforced.)

The applicant shall attach the names and addresses of property owners within a distance of three-hundred (300) feet from the exterior limits of the property involved in this apppeal. 

Please attach list of property owners in JPG or PDF formats only

Payment Credit/Debit Card
Card Holder's Name:

Card Number:

Expiration Date:

Card Holder's Zip Code:

  I (We) hereby dispose and say that all of the above statements and statements contained in exhibits transmitted herewith are true to the best of my (our) knowledge.

Electronic Sgnature (type full name)