What is the process for requesting a variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)?

After discussing the project with the Montgomery Community Development Director, and deciding that you wish to proceed with a variance request, you must provide 13 copies of your site plan showing setbacks to the proposed structure and a fully completed Board of Zoning Appeals Application to the Montgomery building department.  There is also a non-refundable $300 processing fee for this application.  Submissions are due no later than the first Thursday of the month in which the BZA is meeting.  The BZA meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  The City will then add the item to the next applicable BZA agenda and will notify all property owners within 300 feet of your property of your request and the date and time of the meeting.  You are also required to be in attendance at this meeting.  You may be advised of the decision in your case that evening, or, in the event that more information is needed, the case may be tabled for the next meeting the following month.

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