What is the purpose of a zoning code variance?
The zoning code variance application process allows adjustments in the application of standards of the zoning code to a particular property.
Typically, variance requests may include reduced setbacks, lot coverage and height.
Note: As of January 1, 2005, zoning code variance applications no longer include variances to critical area buffers. See critical area alteration exception for information related to modifying critical area buffers.
How much will it cost?
See the current fee schedule for an estimate.
Schedule a land use inspection
- Schedule a land use inspection or if you have questions, call 206-296-6600
Keep final plans and permits displayed on-site!
Approved building and land use permits must be displayed prominently on construction and development sites.
Maintaining these records on-site is the responsibility of the applicant and/or contractor.
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