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Variance Requests

Criteria for Review of Variance Requests

Each of these criteria must be answered affirmatively in order for the Board of Zoning Appeals to grant a variance.  The request must demonstrate that:

  • There are extraordinary and exceptional conditions pertaining to the particular property in question because of its size, shape, or topography;
  • The application of the ordinance or resolution of this particular piece of property would create an unnecessary hardship;
  • Such conditions are peculiar to the piece of property involved;
  • Relief, if granted, would not cause substantial detriment to the public good or impair the purposes and intent of the ordinance or resolution of the comprehensive plan;
  • The special conditions and circumstances do not result from the actions of the applicant.

 

For additional information, contact Zoning Division, (803) 545-3333.

 
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