Variances

A variance is a specific approval to deviate dimensions like building height, lot area, parking spaces, setbacks, etc., from the development standards of the Unified Zoning Ordinance. In Tippecanoe County (except for Lafayette and Shadeland), a variance can only be granted by the Area Board of Zoning Appeals, after a Public Hearing at one of our meetings.

A completed variance submission consists of the following:
  • Completed Notice of Public Hearing Form
  • Completed Release Letters
  • Fees: See Fee Schedule (PDF)
  • Interested Persons List
  • Notarized Consent
  • Petition
  • Site Plans
If your submission is complete at the filing deadline, we will notify you by mail that your request has been placed on the agenda of the board's next meeting.