Variance – A variance is an approval of the size of a lot, or the size or location of a structure, that does not meet the requirements of the zoning ordinance.
Conditional Use Permit – For each zoning district, the Zoning Ordinance lists certain uses that are allowed by right, and other uses that may be allowed under a conditional use permit. The Board of Zoning Appeals has the discretion to allow the use or not, depending on the location and other factors. If it allows the use, the Board has the discretion to impose conditions on the permit to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
Appeal – An appeal to the Board of Zoning Appeals may be taken by any person aggrieved by any decision of the Director of Planning (or by any officer, department, board or bureau of the county). The appeal must be filed within 30 days after the entry of the decision appealed. (County Code, 24-117(b))
Board of Zoning Appeals – Rules of Procedure