COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Zoning Board of Adjustment in Planning Division
The Zoning Board of Adjustment has the responsibility of hearing and deciding appeals and variances.
- Appeals: when the Board hears and decide appeals of decisions of the administrative officer enforcing the zoning ordinance.
The Board also interprets the zoning ordinance and the zoning map.
- Interpretations: when the Board hears and decides on a request for interpretations of the zoning map or ordinance.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment may also grant a variance for a use not specifically permitted in the zone. There are several types of variance listed below.
- Bulk Variances (“C” Variances): A departure from any provision of a zoning ordinance except use.
- Use Variances (“D” Variances): A variance granted for a use or structure that is not permitted in the zone. Examples of use variances:
- Use of principle structure
- Expansion of non-conforming use
- Deviation from a specification of standard of a conditional use
- Increase in permitted floor area ratio
- Increase in permitted density
- Height > 10 feet or 10% of the maximum height permitted