Variance and Appeals

Variances

In certain situations, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance will result in unnecessary hardship on a piece of property.  In these cases a hearing before the Board of Adjustment (B.O.A.) may be warranted as a means to provide relief for such hardships.  A property hardship is one that is due to, and resulting from the shape, size, or terrain that exists on a piece of property.  Financial or self-imposed hardships do not quality for variance consideration by the Board.  All requests for a variance must be accompanied by:

  • A completed application
  • Two complete sets of project plans (24x36) and one complete set of project plans (11x17)
  • Electronic version of complete set of plans. Flash drive is acceptable. Content and type of plans will be determined by staff after preliminary project review
  • $150 filing fee

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT APPLICATION


Appeal of Decision from Community Development Department
Any person or persons wishing to appeal a decision or an order must file an application to the Board of Adjustment within fifteen (15) days of such decision.  Such application must be accompanied by:  
     
  • A signed and notarized description of alleged error in an order requirement, decision, or determination made in the administration of the Zoning Ordinance.
  • If, in the event that plans or details supporting the appeal are to be referenced, twelve (12) copies of such plans must be submitted.
  • $150.00 filing fee