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