A variance is a request you place with your local government to deviate from current zoning requirements. It allows the property owner to make changes to a property that may not align with the current zoning requirements. It is not a change in zoning law, but permission to deviate from them.
Some examples of variance requests:
- Put in a basement ceiling if it will be less than building code requirements
- Add a second story to a single story zone
To learn more about variances and local building code, please consult a qualified professional in your area.
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