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The Area Board of Zoning Appeals serves unincorporated St. Joseph County and the Towns of Lakeville, New Carlisle, North Liberty, Osceola, and Roseland.
Optional - upload a document with the full legal description of the property.
Note: If the property is owned by an entity (e.g. business, organization, trust), authorization documents will be required for the individual signing the application
List each variance being requested. The variance must specifically list the requirement and the desired request (e.g. “From Section 154.092(A) of a required minimum lot area of 20 acres to five acres”). Please contact staff if you need assistance.
In order for a variance from the development standards of the Zoning Ordinance to be granted, the Area Board of Zoning Appeals must make a written determination and adopt findings of fact that all required criteria of Indiana State Code are met.
Please provide a written statement on how your request meets each of the following criteria for each of the Variances requested above:
Provide a brief narrative of the proposed project
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Site Plan, meeting the following information (as applicable)
By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
By signing this petition, the petitioners/property owners of the above-described real estate authorize that the contact person listed above may represent this petition before the area board of zoning appeals and county council and to answer any and all questions thereon.
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