What is a variance and when do I need one?
In rare cases, property owners can be granted an exception or variance from a development standard, such as setback requirements or coverage limitations. A variance can only be granted for relief from a particular development standard. A variance can never be granted to allow land uses prohibited by the property's zone classification.

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1. What are setbacks?
2. Do I need a permit to build an arbor or patio cover?
3. How tall can my fence be?
4. Do I need to obtain City approval for a room addition?
5. What is a zone reclassification and when do I need one?
6. What is a variance and when do I need one?
7. What is a use permit and when do I need one?
8. What is a flood zone?
9. I heard rumors about a big new condo development proposed for my neighborhood. How can I get more information?
10. What is an Environmental Impact Report (EIR)?
11. What is the General Plan? How is it used and what does it mean?
12. What is the City's expected population at build-out?
13. How does the City actually work to protect Dublin's heritage trees?
14. There is a heritage tree by my business that concerns me - what can I do to protect myself, my family, and my customers?
15. Do I need a permit to improve my property?