104 N. Riverside Drive
Edgewater, FL 32132
(386) 424-2400 ext. 1502
The following is not all inclusive; it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure
compliance with all applicable codes.
1. Non-administrative variances are approved/denied by the Planning & Zoning Board (P&ZB).
2. A non-administrative variance application shall be completed by the applicant and submitted to the
Development Services Department with appropriate fees.
3. Proposed Use – please describe proposed construction/use, i.e., size of structure, type of structure
4. Description of request – please describe the exact variance you are requesting, i.e., type of construction or
structure, distance from property line, height of building/fence, etc.
5. Explanation of hardship – please detail why the variance is needed, i.e., why the proposed development
cannot meet the requirements in the Land Development Code.
6. Upon receipt of the completed application, the Development Services Department shall forward the
application for review by the Technical Review Committee and provide a staff report and recommendation
to the P&ZB.
7. Staff may visit the property to take photos for inlcusion in the P&ZB agenda.
8. Approximately 10-days prior to the P&ZB meeting Staff will send notice of the request to adjacent property
owners, the applicant/owner will receive a copy of said notice.
9. Approximately 10-days prior the P&ZB meeting staff will post a notice of the public hearing on the property;
this notice must remain until after the hearing at which time the applicant/or property owner can remove
10. The Friday before the meeting Staff will email a copy of the agenda to the applicant/owner.
11. The P&ZB may prescribe appropriate conditions for any variance and may prescribe a time limit for
application of the variance.
12. Expiration - Unless specifically stated otherwise, a variance shall expire two (2) years after final action,
unless a building permit or certificate of occupancy has been issued.
13. Appeals - Appeals of P&ZB variance decisions shall be made to the City Council within fifteen (15) days of
the P&ZB decision in a manner and form required by the City Council. If the variance is approved and no
appeal is filed an Order of Variance will then be issued.
14. The issuance of an Order of Variance does not authorize construction; a building permit must be applied for
and issued prior to any development.
For additional information or questions please contact the Development Services, Planning Division