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Special Approval - Variance

Governing Code: Zoning Ordinance Article 12-9

Sometimes it is difficult for property owners to comply when building or altering a structure with the strict setback or other requirements of the zoning ordinance without experiencing undue hardship. Property owners can appeal to the ZBA for a variance to the strict interpretation of the zoning ordinance.

To apply for a variance, property owners need to complete an application explaining the hardship. During the public hearing held by the ZBA, property owners may present topographical maps, engineering reports, photos or letters to substantiate the need for a variance. ZBA will review all the information gathered through plans, reports and public hearings before making a final decision. All submitted site plans should be reproducible prints that are no larger than 11x17.

Review Process: Staff Review → ZBA Action

Assuming deadline compliance, estimated length of process: 45 days




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