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Apply for a variance to obtain relief from the design standards of this Land Development Code (LDC) where otherwise hardship would occur. A person who is adversely affected by any administrative decision may appeal such decision to the BOA.
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 30 days prior to the meeting
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
Any person aggrieved by any decision
of the BOA regarding a variance may
present to a court of record a
petition, duly verified, setting forth
that the decision is illegal, in whole
or in part, specifying the grounds of
the illegality. The petition shall be
presented to the court within thirty
(30) days after the filing of the
decision at the office of the Board;
otherwise, the decision of the Board
shall be final.
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
BOA 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:
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