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Petition for Variance

  1. Village of Skokie
    Zoning Board of Appeals - Community Development Department - Building and Zoning Division 5127 Oakton Street • Skokie, IL 60077 Phone (847) 933-8223 • Fax (847) 933-8230
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  4. (Titleholders, Trust Number and Beneficiaries, Corporation, etc.)
  5. List all aspects of the proposed development that do not conform to the requirements of the Village of Skokie Code.
  6. Code Section
  7. Code Requirement
  8. Requested Variation
  9. PETITIONER STATEMENT (please type on a separate sheet of paper and upload it below)
    In order to be granted a variance your request must be consistent with the following findings:
  10. 1. There is a limitation on use of the property due to physical, topographical, and geologic features.
  11. 2. Without a variance there can be no reasonable use of the property.
  12. 3. The request is not based solely on economic reasons.
  13. 4. The property owner did not create the necessity for the variance.
  14. 5. The request is the minimum variance necessary to allow reasonable use of the property.
  15. 6. The request will not be injurious to public health, safety or welfare.
  16. 7. The subject site possesses one or more unique characteristics generally not applicable to similarly situated properties.
  17. THE LEGAL TITLEHOLDER MUST SIGN THIS PETITION. Where the property is held in trust, the trust officer must sign the petition and include a letter naming all beneficiaries of the trust and authorizing the beneficiaries to act on the matters related to this petition. The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that all documentation submitted with this application become public records and may be viewed by the public. The undersigned understands and agrees that if a Variance is granted to this application, the building permit, where applicable, must be issued in the name of the Owner(s) listed below, the Variation and any conditions contained therein, will be recorded at the petitioner’s expense in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds for Cook County, and failure to comply with any and all terms and conditions of the Variation will cause to initiate hearings to consider revocation of the Variation, as well as any related occupancy permit and /or business license, as provided for in the Village of Skokie Code.
  18. 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.
  19. Agent or Attorney Information
  20. Any required fees or monies owed by the applicant to the Village must be paid as a condition of approval.
    The below documents must be mailed and/or delivered to the Community Development Department, Planning Division 5127 Oakton Street • Skokie, IL 60077
  22. 1. Current proof of ownership – current title policy or tract search AND last paid property tax bill
  23. 2. Letter of authorization from the titleholder – when someone other than the titleholder (or beneficiaries) or the titleholder’s attorney presents the principle testimony at the public hearing
  24. 3. Petitioner Statement
  25. 4. Photographs of the general area or parcel
  26. 5. Check made payable to "Village of Skokie" for current recording fee plus $400 for each variation requested
    Case Continuation fee: 50% of original fee, if requested by or due to petitioner’s lack of preparation
  27. 6. Zoning Information Worksheet (if variation involves building coverage, impermeable surfaces or FAR)
  28. 7. Parking evaluation from the Engineering Division (parking variations only)
  29. 8. Proof that all principal and accessory buildings are on one lot with one single tax property identification number (PIN) or that tax consolidation has been applied for.
  30. 9. 3 - 11”x17” (or smaller) copies of the following:
  31. 10. 1 full size plan and 3 - 11”x17” of the following:
    Landscape plan showing location, types, and sizes of all existing and proposed landscape items (Required for all variations except variations at detached or 2-unit multifamily residences)
  32. NOTE: Evidence of notice to surrounding taxpayers of record within 250 feet of the subject site and other occupants of the subject site will be required by Zoning Board of Appeals hearing. The notice shall be delivered not more than 45 days nor less than 15 days prior to the hearing. It is recommended that the notice list be reviewed by Staff at least 17 days prior to the public hearing. Skokie is not responsible for an incomplete or incorrect notice.
  33. Please call the Community Development Department with any questions (847/933-8447)
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