The purpose of the variance procedure is to allow for a variation from the strict application of the development standards or dimension requirements of the zoning code where practical difficulties, unnecessary hardship, or a result inconsistent with the general purposes of the zoning code would occur from its strict, and literal interpretation, and enforcement.
The City of Yuma Zoning Board of Adjustment shall have authority to grant, upon such terms and conditions as it deems necessary, a variance(s) from those specific restrictions as to area, fences and walls, frontage dimension on a public or private street, height, landscape plant material, loading, parking, setbacks, signs, width, yards, general character and other accessory and incidental restrictions applicable to the appropriate district. However, no variance shall be granted to allow a less restrictive use, or other use not permitted in the applicable district.
A variance request must be compatible with the general purpose and intent of the zoning code and the City of Yuma General Plan upon which it is based, so that the spirit of the zoning code and General Plan shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice be done, not only to the applicant, but to others who might be affected by approval of such variance.
For more information, contact the City of Yuma Community Planning Division.
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City of Yuma Community Planning Division