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Appeals to the ZBA are made for either alleged errors or variances in regard to the Zoning Ordinance. In regard to alleged errors, the Zoning Board of Appeals hears and decides the outcome of appeals from citizens regarding any order, requirements, decision, or determination made by an Administrative Official charged with the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews applications for variances, which must be granted according to the terms of the Zoning Ordinance. Variances are only granted where, owing to special condition, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this ordinance would result in either:
Variances, if approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals, run with the property. Consult the Rochester Zoning Ordinance for further information regarding the Zoning Board of Appeals.