Appeals, Exceptions & Variances

Appeal of an Administrative Official's Decision
A base fee of $250 per appeal, refundable if the applicant prevails and the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) so orders. In addition, a $150 deposit that is applied toward the required notifications is required. The fees and deposits must be paid at the time of submittal of the application. If the appeal requires review by a planner, engineer, attorney, or other consultant the base fee is $500 plus out-of-pocket review costs.

Special Exception
A base fee of $250 per exception per proposed building site affected, plus a $150 deposit that is applied toward the required notifications. The fees and deposits must be paid at the time of submittal of the application. If the special exception requires review by a planner, engineer, attorney, or other consultant the base fee is $500 plus out-of-pocket review costs.

Variance
A base fee of $250 per variance per proposed building site affected, plus a $150 deposit that is applied toward the required notifications. The fees and deposits must be paid at the time of submittal of the application. If the variance requires review by a planner, engineer, attorney, or other consultant the base fee is $500 plus out-of-pocket review costs.

Granting Variances

Variances may be granted in special circumstances only when all of the following are established:
  1. The variance is not contrary to the public interest.
  2. A special condition exists for which enforcement of the ordinances would present unnecessary hardship.
  3. The spirit of the ordinance is preserved
Other Applications
A base fee of $250 per action item plus a $150 deposit that is applied toward the required notifications. The fees and deposits must be paid at the time of submittal of the application.