A Variance is a permit that enables the property owner to make use of their property in a way that conflicts with the literal interpretation of the ordinance. More specifically, a Variance grants relief from the Unified Development Ordinance. A typical Variance request involves setback requirements. Use Variances are not permitted pursuant to state law.
The following outline is the procedure for applying for a Variance. The Applicant is advised to discuss the Variance Request with Planning Staff before applying.