A pre-application meeting is highly recommended for variance requests. This allows the property and staff to evaluate the request(s) and to provide information on the variance application process.
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You will be provided an opportunity to present your case to the Board at a hearing.
Staff cannot answer that question since the Board is responsible for the final determination. If you do not agree with the Board’s decision, you have the right to file an appeal with the Maricopa County Superior Court within 30 days of the Board’s decision.
Typically 1 to 2 months if all the information is correct and revisions are not required. There are exceptions for hillside variances, drainage review, interpretations, and complex requests.
For more information on the individuals or boards to contact, Planning and Development has made available a Pre-Application Meeting Packet (PDF).
Yes, based upon the following: Residential with violation $150, Residential without violation $50. The Pre-Application Meeting packet includes the fee schedule and the application materials required for submittal.
Deviations to the Zoning Ordinance with regard to applicable zoning standards (i.e. yard setbacks, lot coverage, lot area or width, etc.), hillside and drainage regulations, interpretations of the meaning of a word or phrase in the zoning ordinance, code compliance reviews, appeal of determinations and some temporary use permit requests.