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City of Williston

Application for Variance


Please remit to: Planning and Zoning Department

City of Williston
50NW Main St
Williston, FL 32696


For more information please call 352-528-3060 ext. 111.


PART A. BASIC INFORMATION -PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING

A variance is a quasi-judicial action taken by the Board of Adjustment and Codethat alters a specific requirement of the City of Williston Land

Development Regulations.

A variance cannot be used to permit a use or activity not permitted by the Land
Development Regulations and a variance cannot be used to permit a use or activity

expressly prohibited by the Land Development Regulations.

Generally, the Board of Adjustment must find that there are special circumstances that
exist that are peculiar to the land, structure, or building that do not result from actions
of the applicant or property owner.
Personal hardships are not acceptable

justifications for variances to the Land Development Regulations.

Once an application for variance has been submitted and the application fee of $360.00has been paid, the Planning and Zoning Staff will begin processing the application. An
applicant should expect a hearing to be held to consider their application within four to

six weeks.

The applicant will be notified of any public hearings or special meetings held in regards

to their application.

Variances to the subdivision regulations will be heard by the City Council and not the

Board of Adjustment.

No written petition by an owner of real property for a variance for a particular parcel of
property, or part thereof, shall be filed with the land development regulations
administrator until the expiration of 12 calendar months from the date of denial of a
written petition for a variance for such property, or part thereof, unless the board of
adjustment specially waives said waiting period based upon a consideration of the
following factors: 1. The new written petition constitutes a proposed variance different
from the one proposed in the denied written petition. 2. Failure to waive said 12-month
waiting period constitutes a hardship to the applicant resulting from mistake,

inadvertence, or newly discovered matters of consideration.


Staff Use Only

Application Number

V1 -           

Date Received


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PART B. APPLICANT AND OWNER INFORMATION (please complete legibly)

Date (date application is signed)


Applicant Name


Applicant Contact (Phone No./ Email)


Location of property to be affected by this

variance (address)


Levy County Parcel ID


Legal Description of Property to be affected by

this variance


Property Owner


Contact Information (Phone No./ Email)


Brief description of variance being requested
(attach additional sheets if necessary)


Section(s) of City of Williston Land

Development Code to be considered


By signing below, the property owner acknowledges that the information
provided to the City on this application is true and correct to the best of
their knowledge, that they have read PART A of this Form, and that the
applicant listed above is authorized to submit any and all information
required by the City for the purposes of this application for a variance.

Signature of Property Owner



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PART C. PROPOSED SITE PLAN – (Please provide a proposed site plan showing the location
of use, existing structures, parking areas, restrooms, ingress/ egress to roadways, sidewalks, flow of traffic,
and adjacent streets;
please call out specific area that would impacted by any approved variance). You may attach a
separate and/or larger site plan.

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PART D. RESPONSE TO FINDING CRITERIA (Section 46-133 (2))

The Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement will consider the application based
onthe criteria found below. Please respond to each item as completely and thoroughly

as possible. Additional sheets may be attached as needed with this application.

a. Special conditions and circumstances
exist which are peculiar to the land,
structure, or building involved and which
are not applicable to other lands,
structures, or buildings in the same
zoning district.


b. The special conditions and circumstances
do not result from the actions of the
applicant.


c. Granting the variance requested will not
confer on the applicant any special
privilege that is denied by these land
development regulations to other lands,
buildings, or structures in the same
zoning district.


Continued on next page


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PART D. RESPONSE TO FINDING CRITERIA CONTINUED

d. Literal interpretation of the provisions of
these land development regulations
would deprive the applicant of rights
commonly enjoyed by other properties in
the same zoning district under the terms
of these land development regulations
and will not be contrary to the public
interest and where, owing to conditions
peculiar to the property and not the result
of the actions of the applicant, a literal
enforcement of these land development
regulations would result in unnecessary

and undue hardship on the land


e. The variance granted is the minimum
variance that will make possible the
reasonable use of the land, building, or
structure.


f. The grant of the variance will not be
contrary to the public interest and where,
owing to conditions peculiar to the
property and not the result of the actions
of the applicant, a literal enforcement of
these land development regulations
would result in unnecessary and undue
hardship on the land.



Please mail completed form to: Planning and Zoning Department
City of Williston

50 NW Main St
Williston, FL 32696


Or Email completed form to: city.planner@ci.williston.fl.us


FORM PZ1009 \\DC02\Shared\PLANNING AND ZONING\Form PZ1009 -Application for Variance.docx