City of Philadelphia imposes new requirement for filing Zoning Board of Adjustment appeals

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The City of Philadelphia’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has imposed a new requirement for filing appeals.

As of April 9, an applicant seeking a variance or special exception from the zoning board of adjustment must submit a Project Information Form prior to filing an application for appeal.

The new form requires basic information regarding the proposed project, including but not limited to, the name and contact information of the applicant, a description of the proposed project, approximate length of construction, whether there will be any job creation as a result of the proposed project, and whether there are any anticipated community impacts (positive or negative) associated with the proposed project.

The form can be completed online at The public will be able to view the completed Project Information Form on the City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspection’s website for the public to view.

All applications for appeal to the zoning board of adjustment must include a copy of the Project Information Form confirmation page. Otherwise, the application for appeal will not be accepted by the zoning board of adjustment.


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