Video 17: Local Floodplain Regulations - Variances

If a community denies a permit for a proposed development because it does not satisfy the requirements of its floodplain management regulations, the applicant has the option of requesting relief or exception from the requirements of those regulations.  This is known as requesting a variance.  This video describes the variance process and considerations for when a variance should – and should not - be granted by a local community.

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