Apply for an Administrative Departure

Are you looking for flexibility to operate under an existing ordinance? Did you know we have a process to help? You're in the right place.

Paper Form

Check your eligibility

We can approve an exception to the Zoning Ordinance under certain circumstances. This gives you a little flexibility to meet the purpose of the Ordinance. It's not a substitute for a Variance. To qualify, make sure you have a site-specific plan that applies the design standard. 

Gather your information

Make sure to have the following documents when apply:

  • Project details: lot size, lot depth, parcel number, area square feet, etc.
  • Zoning Ordinance you're looking for Proposed Departure
  • Site plan and elevations of proposed departure
  • Response to Review Standards questions

Download your application here

Download in English(PDF, 114KB)

Submit your application

Mail, email or drop off your application to us. Use our contact information in the Contact Us section of this page.

We'll review your application

Expect to hear back from us within 3-4 business days. We'll work with you to help make your request a success.

Keep in mind that submitting this application doesn't guarantee approval.

In Person

Check your eligibility

We can approve an exception to the Zoning Ordinance under certain circumstances. This gives you a little flexibility to meet the purpose of the Ordinance. It's not a substitute for a Variance. To qualify, make sure you have a site-specific plan that apples the design standard. 

Gather your information

Make sure to have the following documents when apply:

  • Project details: lot size, lot depth, parcel number, area square feet, etc.
  • Zoning Ordinance you're looking for Proposed Departure
  • Site plan and elevations of proposed departure
  • Response to Review Standards questions

Visit our Office

Visit us to complete your application. You can find our address in the Contact Us section of this page.

We'll review your application

Expect to hear back from us within 3-4 business days. We'll work with you to help make your request a success.

Keep in mind that submitting this application doesn't guarantee approval.

Phone

Call us for instructions to apply

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you all the information you need to complete your application. We don't offer applications over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to get your application submitted.

Online

We don't accept online applications for this service

You can complete the paper application. Click the Paper Form tab of this page for instructions and to download the form. Call or visit our office if you need help applying. You can find our number and address in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you fill out an application!