The Zoning Hearing Board is enabled to hear and act on challenges, appeals, variances, and special exceptions, as noted below:
The most commonly request before the Zoning Hearing Board is a Variance Request: When an applicant believes the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance inflict unnecessary hardship, the applicant may request the Zoning Hearing Board grant a variance.
Another request before the Zoning Hearing Board is a Special Exception Request: A special exception is a use permitted or denied by the Zoning Hearing Board provided certain standards are met.
Application and Instructions for Appeal to the Zoning Hearing Board
The meeting date for the Zoning Hearing Board is the first Monday of each month. Here are the current year’s meeting and application submission dates. The Board holds their regular meetings at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room located within the Municipal Building, 1840 Municipal Drive, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
All applications must be received on or before the application submission date to be heard at the following month’s meeting in order to allow sufficient time for review by the Assistant Zoning Officer and to give sufficient public notice of the proposed appeal.