Sussex County, DE - BOA Application
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Last updated 3/17/2015
Check List for Applications
The following shall be submitted with the application
Provide a survey of the property (Variance)
o Survey shall show the location of building(s), building setbacks, stairs, deck, etc.
o Survey shall show distances from property lines to buildings, stairs, deck, etc.
o Survey shall be signed and sealed by a Licensed Surveyor.
Provide a Site Plan or survey of the property (Special Use Exception)
Provide Fee $400.00
Provide written response to criteria for Variance or Special Use Exception (may be on a
separate document if not enough room on the form)
Copy of Receipt (staff)
Optional - Additional information for the Board to consider (ex. photos, letters from
Please be aware that Public Notice will be sent to property owners within 200 feet of the
subject site and County staff will come out to the subject site, take photos and place a sign
on the site stating the date and time of the Public Hearing for the application.
*Please be advised that the decision of the Board of Adjustment is only final when the written decision
is filed with the Board’s secretary. To determine whether the written decision has been filed, you may
call the Planning & Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. The written decision is generally completed
within thirty (30) to sixty (60) days following the Board’s vote on the application or appeal. Please
include the case number when calling about the decision.
*Please be advised that any action taken in reliance of the Board’s decision prior to the filing of the
written decision and the expiration of any applicable appeal period is taken at the Property Owner’s
The undersigned acknowledges that that he or she has read the application completely and that if the
appellant / applicant is unable to convince the Board that the standards for granting relief have been
met, the appeal / application will be denied.
Signature of Owner/Agent/Attorney
For office use only:
Date Submitted: ___________________ Fee: $400.00 Check #: _____________________
Staff accepting application: ____________________ Application & Case #:_________________________________
Location of property: ____________________________________________________________________________
Subdivision: ___________________________ Lot#: ___________ Block#: _____________________
Date of Hearing: ______________________ Decision of Board: ____________________________
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