Board of Zoning Appeals

The East Moline Board of Zoning Appeals has power to hear and render judgment on three types of appeals in accordance with the provisions of the zoning title:

1.  Special Exceptions:  Requests or applications for special exceptions or of interpretation of the Zoning Map or for decisions upon other special questions upon which the Board is authorized to pass.

2.  Appeal of Staff/Administrative Decision(s):  Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged by the applicant that there is error in any order, requirement, decision, grant or refusal made by the Building Inspector or Zoning Official in the enforcement of the provisions of the zoning title.

3.  Variance:  The Board may authorize on appeal in specific cases such variance from the terms of the zoning title as will not be contrary to the public interest, where owing to a special condition, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the zoning title will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the zoning title shall be observed and substantial justice done