Variance Request


A variance refers to a special permission granted to allow relief from one or more zoning or development regulations when the strict application of the particular regulation would impose on a property owner an exceptional and undue hardship. A minimal relaxation or modification of the strict terms of the height, area, placement, setback, yard, buffer, landscape strip, parking and loading ordinances as applied to specific property when, because of particular physical surroundings, shape, or topographical conditions of the property, not due to the fault of the owner of said property, compliance would result in a particular hardship upon the owner, as distinguished from a mere inconvenience or a desire to make a profit. Some types of variance requests may be reviewed and granted or denied administratively by the Zoning Administrator while other requests must be considered and decided by the Board of Commissioners.

Resources for a Variance Request