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Why Am I Notified?

Most actions of a Board of Zoning Appeals are directed at determining the appropriateness of allowing a property to be utilized in a way not permitted under the existing zoning law. The applicant has to demonstrate to the Board that his/her situation is unique, and the Board must be satisfied that the exception or variance will serve the interest of justice, will be fair, and will not change the existing character of the neighborhood or be detrimental to adjoining properties.

Keeping the above in mind, it is the law that adequate and reasonable notice be given to property owners who might be affected by an exception or variance bestowed on a neighboring property. Thus if you own property within 200 feet of a parcel requesting a hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals, you are entitled to timely notification of the time and place of the hearing and the type of exception or variance requested.

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