Q. What is a variance?
In effect, a variance
is an exemption from a local zoning statute. There are two types of variances: use
. A use variance
grants permission to establish an otherwise non-conforming use. An area variance
provides relief from regulations to build on a portion of a property which is otherwise restricted. For instance, frequently variances are sought for exemptions to parking and fencing ordinances. Follow the link for a more detailed description of variances and to review the “Guidelines for Applicants To the Zoning Board of Appeals