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Community Development Zoning and Natural Resources Division

900 Church Street Lynchburg, VA 24504

(434) 455-3900

Variance Application


  • Residential Fee $200
  • Commercial Fee $400


Address of Location

Mailing Address (if different from above)

Owner Mailing Address

Property Information

Zoning/Land Use of Adjacent Properties

Zoning/Land Use of Adjacent Properties


Variance Guidelines

Your variance request must meet the following criteria in order to be approved (Sect. 35.2-12.7):

  1. The property interest for which the variance is requested was acquired in good faith and any hardship was not created by the applicant for the variance; and
  2. Granting of the variance will not be of substantial detriment to adjacent property and nearby properties in proximity of that geographical area; and
  3. The condition or situation of the property concerned is not so general or recurring a nature as to make reasonably practicable the formulation of a general regulation to be adopted as an amendment to the ordinance; and
  4. The granting of the variance does not result in a use that is not otherwise permitted on such property or a change in the zoning classification of the property; and
  5. The relief or remedy sought by the variance application is not available through a special exception process that is authorized in the ordinance. 


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