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A decision appeal is an appeal of an administrative decision of the Department of Safety and Permits in circumstances where the applicant believes the Department made an error in the interpretation of the zoning ordinance.
Appeals to the Board of Zoning Adjustments may be filed by an aggrieved party or by any officer, department, commission, board, bureau or any other agency of the City affected by any decision of the Director of the Department of Safety and Permits. Appeals shall be based in, and provide evidence of an error in application of the law or a conflict in the law.
Appeals may be filed concerning any decision of the Director of the Department of Safety and Permits on the following applications of this Ordinance:
Note: An appeal must be submitted to the City Planning Commission staff within forty-five (45) days from the date the decision is rendered by the Department of Safety & Permits.
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