Yes. The Board of Adjustment always takes into account the effect on the greater community, and specifically neighbors, before granting a variance. For this reason, property owners within a 300-foot radius of your property will be notified, by mail, of your variance request by a case planner. Also, a legal notice is placed in the local newspaper, on the Cochise County website, and a sign is posted on the property. The Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing to provide the public with the opportunity to comment on the request. The applicant must appear at the public hearing, either in person or virtually, to justify their request.
It is highly recommended that you visit or write your neighboring property owners and explain what you want to do prior to submitting an application. Sometimes a simple explanation can help reduce misunderstandings. The Planning Division can provide addresses to adjacent properties upon request.
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