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Criteria for Variance Requests

The Board of Zoning Appeals reviews these criteria (ยง17-112when making decisions to grant approval or denial for Variance applications. Applicants will be judged based on the answers provided during presentation of the case at the hearing.
  • There are extraordinary and exceptional conditions pertaining to the piece of property;
  • These conditions do not generally apply to other property in the vicinity;
  • Because of these conditions, the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance would effectively prohibit or unreasonably restrict the utilization of the property; and
  • The authorization of a variance will not be of substantial detriment to adjacent property or to the public good, and the character of the district will not be harmed by the granting of the variance. 
For additional information contact the Zoning Division at (803) 545-3333