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Zoning Code Variance Application

  1. Zoning Code Variance

    Please complete the form below to apply for a Zoning Code Variance.

    Applications will be considered at a public hearing held before the North Canton Zoning and Buildings Standards Board of Appeals. The owner/agent must eb present at this hearing. At the hearing, the owner/agent will be invited to present any information believed to be relevant to the application and will have the opportunity to tell the Board why the application should be granted.

    Applications must be submitted by the 8th day of a given month to be evaluated at that month's meeting.

    For questions or concerns please contact the Department of Development Services.

    145 N Main St. North Canton, OH 44720

    (330)-499-8223 Option 7

  2. Contact Information
  3. If different from Applicant.

  4. Property Information
  5. Please upload a to-scale plot plan showing the property to be affected, all property lines, existing and proposed signs, existing and proposed driveways or parking, streets and alleys, and the existing and proposed setbacks from all surrounding properties.

  6. Please upload an area map or plat drawing of the property to be affected and all property adjoining and across streets or alleys from the property including indication of the current zoning of each property shown.

  7. Notice of Burden of Proof*

    In order for the variance to be granted the burden of proof is on the applicant to convince the Board of Appeals that the following items are true:
    • Special conditions existing unique to the property in question;
    • Literal interpretation of the ordinance deprives the property owner/agent of rights enjoyed by other
    property owners;
    • Special conditions resulting from actions not of the property owner/agent; and
    • The requested variance is the minimum variance that allows a reasonable use of the property or

  8. Notice of Fee

    All applicants are required to pay the $75.00 application fee before applications will be considered. The fee may be paid online using the City's Payment Portal or by cash or check in person or by mail to the department of development services at 145 N Main Street, North Canton, OH 44720.

  9. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

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