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House Moving Board

How to be placed on the board's agenda

Property owners interested in asking the board for a variance must submit an application to do so. Applications can be obtained in the Department of Planning and Development. Each application should be accompanied by a $185 fee. This fee covers legal publishing and mailings to the local neighborhood to notify the public of the request for a variance. 

Meeting schedule and location

The House Moving Board meets on an as needed basis in the City Commission Room, City Hall, 200 3rd St. N. Notice of such hearings are published in the Fargo Forum once each week for two successive weeks before the meeting.

Meetings are broadcast live on TV Fargo channel 12 and can be seen live by video stream on www.cityoffargo.com/streaming. They are rebroadcast each Friday at 2:30 p.m. for one month following the meeting.

People with disabilities who plan to attend the meeting and need special accommodations should contact the Planning Office at 701-241-1474 or TDD at 701-241-8258. Please contact us at least 48 hours before the meeting to give our staff adequate time to make arrangements.   

Board members and decision

Three members make up the Fargo House Moving Board.

In order for the board to grant a house moving request, the board members must vote in favor of granting the request.

The petitioner can file an appeal of the board's decision within 10 days of receiving notice of the decision. Appeals are filed with the City Auditor's office and reviewed by the City Commission.

For more information on this committee, contact Planning at 701-241-1474.