Planning and Zoning - Variances
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The board of adjustment has the power to: Authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variance from the terms of the ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest, where owing to special conditions a literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the ordinance shall be observed and substantial justice done. Iowa Code §§ 335.15 (counties) and 414.12 (cities).
Iowa State University, "Planning and Zoning - Variances" (2018). Extension and Outreach Publications. 412.
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