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Variance: What is a variance?

A Variance is the means by which the Planning Commission may grant relief from a provision of the Development Code because the Commission finds that strict conformance would be an unusual hardship not created by the owner, but depriving him of reasonable use of the lot. Such a grant specifies a minimum deviation or deviations from the regulations intended to cure the hardship, but does not create detrimental conditions affecting abutting property owners or the public at large. See Section 19.6.9.C of the Development Code for more specific information.

An application form for a Variance is available online, as are all of our applications. Or you may call us at 702-267-1500 and we'll be glad to fax an application to you. Don't forget to ask for an application filing schedule, too.