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USE THIS FORM TO
Apply for a variance from requirements in the Land Development Code (LDC). Variances are demonstrations of hardship as to why a project cannot meet the requirements.
Once application is submitted it will be reviewed for completeness. Once verified complete, an invoice will be emailed to the applicant.
To guide you through the process
and ensure that your application is
understood and properly processed,
you’ll need to meet with the applicable planner prior to submitting your application.
Completed Board applications are due approximately 45 days prior to the meeting date.
Cases in the historic districts or
Community Redevelopment Area are
heard by the Historic District Council,
please use the HDC Variance Application. Cases in all other areas of the City are heard by the Board of Adjustment.
An applicant aggrieved by any decision of the HDC may appeal to the City Commission, with the exception of variances, which may be appealed to a court of record as outlined in LDC Section 10.02.04(D).
The petition shall be presented to the City Commission within thirty (30) days after the decision of the HDC; otherwise the decision of the HDC will be final.
The following limitations on the grant of a variance apply:
As recorded with the Nassau
County Property Appraiser
If other than owner. If an agent will be representing the owner, an Owner’s Authorization For Agent Representation form must be included.
In order for an application for a variance to be approved or approved with conditions, the
HDC must make a positive finding with regard to each of the provisions below. The
applicant has the burden of proof of demonstrating that the application for a variance complies with each of the requirements. Please explain in detail how your case meets the following requirements:
204 Ash Street |
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034 |
904 310-3480 |
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