The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board that consists of five members of the community who are appointed by City Council to hear and decide on appeals to Administrator decisions, special exceptions associated with non-conforming uses, and variance requests.
What is a Variance? A variance is a request associated with development to deviate from specific requirements outlined in the Unified Development Code. A variance typically is associated with physical constraints that prevent compliance. Requests to deviate from land use, procedural requirements, increase in density, plat requirements, architectural waivers, conditions associated with a Specific Use Permit, and sign regulations are all prohibited.
In order to approve a variance request, the Board of Adjustment is required to find the following:
- The variance is not contrary to the public interest;
- Due to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the chapter would result in an unnecessary hardship;
- By granting the variance, the spirit of the ordinance is observed and substantial justice is done; and
- No variance shall be granted unless the Board finds all of the Required Findings: (UDC 3.13.3 C)
- The property cannot be used for its highest and best use.
- There is a financial or economic hardship.
- There is a self-created hardship by the property owner or their agent.
- BOA Members and Information
- BOA Application
- BOA Review Schedule
- BOA Fee Schedule
- BOA Special Exception Application
You may contact the Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org