The Board of Zoning Adjustment meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in Room 116 of the County Administration Building at 201 N. Second Street, St. Charles, Missouri.
The Board of Zoning Adjustment shall render decisions only on appeals from an action of the Director of the Division of Planning and Zoning or his/her duly appointed authority, when it has determined that a permit has been incorrectly issued or denied, or when the appellant proves undue and unnecessary hardship due to a provision or provisions herein contained as applied to a specific lot or tract. Where, by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, shape, topography, or other extraordinary or exceptional situation or condition of a specific piece of property, the strict application of any area, or non-use regulation contained herein, would result in peculiar and exceptional difficulties to, or exceptional and demonstrable undue hardship on, the owner of such property as to cause unreasonable deprivation of use as distinguished from the mere granting of a privilege, the Board of Zoning Adjustment may vary the strict application of the area or non-use regulations upon appeal by the owner of such property in order to relieve such demonstrable difficulties or hardships, provided that such relief can be granted without substantial detriment to the public good and without substantially impairing the intent, purpose, and integrity of the zone plan as embodied in the Unified Development Ordinance and maps. In case of unnecessary or undue hardship, due to a peculiar characteristic of a specific lot or tract, the Board may issue a variance, signed by the Chairperson, and set out the terms or conditions of the variance. In no case shall the Board of Zoning Adjustment issue a variance permitting a use to be placed in a district in which it is not permitted in this Chapter or Chapter 410. In no case shall the Board decide an appeal from a legislative action of the County Council.