The Zoning Administrator is responsible for the administrative functions of enforcing and interpreting the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance, as well as various conditions and stipulations of zoning related entitlements.
From time to time, the zoning administrator makes decisions or issues orders in his or her administration or enforcement of the zoning ordinance. These determinations invariably affect the interests of certain persons.
The range of issues that the zoning administrator may be asked to resolve in an official zoning determination and interpretation may include:
•The meaning of a particular regulation in the zoning ordinance.
•How a land use should be classified and whether the use is permitted within a particular zoning district.
•Whether a proposed structure complies with setback, height, bulk and other requirements.
•Whether an owner has vested rights.
•Approval of minor deviations to an approved special use permit plan.
•Determination of conformity of site and subdivision plan with a Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning)
•Interpretation of conditional use permit conditions.
Any request for a Zoning Ordinance interpretation or decision must be made in writing to the Zoning Administrator. Please see Section 94.16.12 of the Zoning Ordinance for more detailed information. The Zoning Administrator responds in writing to such requests for ordinance interpretations or other decisions within 30 days from the date of the written request. Written interpretations or other decisions may be appealed, which may stay all proceedings in the matter appealed.
The appeal of Zoning Ordinance interpretations or other decisions by the Zoning Administrator may be initiated by any aggrieved person affected by the interpretation or decision. Appeals must be filed no later than 30 days after the interpretation or decision is issued. Appeals are heard by the Zoning Board of Appeals.