Residential Sidewalk Variance Application
All new residences in the City are to be constructed with a sidewalk; however, a property owner may apply for a variance if it can be demonstrated that it is impractical or will impose undue hardship. In the event the City Manager determines to grant the request for variance, the City Manager shall file a report with City Council delineating the findings of fact and conclusions for the grant of variance. The variance shall be effective with 30 days of the filing of the report by the City Manager unless City Council shall reverse the determination of the City Manager. (Section 32-17.1 of the Ordinance Code). There is no fee involved. For more information, please contact the City Manager's office at 616.355.1310.