Please read the following carefully
before filling out the application:
This application and any required
attachments should be submitted to the City Planning Department at 605-A
Simonton Street. It is preferable to make an appointment before the
application is submitted to determine what variances are necessary and
what fee applies.
Adjustment meeting dates and deadlines are as follows:
These dates are subject to change by vote
of the City Commission. Owners and applicants are notified by mail of
their scheduled Board of Adjustment hearing date. Attendance at the
hearing is mandatory. Owners of property within 300 feet of the subject
parcel are notified by mail. Notice will be posted on the property and
must be left up until after the hearing, and the notice is published in
Please include the
following with this application:
1. A copy of a recorded warranty deed
with the Book and Page numbers from the office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court for Monroe County containing a legal description of the
subject parcel. The application forms must be signed by all owners
listed on the deed.
2. An application fee to be determined according to the attached fee
schedule. Make the check payable to the City of Key West and include
your name, address, driver's license number and date of birth on
the back of the check. Be advised that upon review by the Planning
Department, additional or fewer variances may be required necessitating
a different fee. It is best to see a Planner before turning in the
3. A drawing or drawings of the subject site, indicating the following:
a. Existing lot coverage including buildings, pools, spas, driveways
and other walkways, patios, porches, covered areas and decks.
b. Location and identification/names of existing trees of 6 inches
diameter or greater.
c. All proposed changes to what is existing, including those which
make the variance(s) necessary.
d. Lot dimensions on all drawings and the distance from all property
lines of all existing and proposed structures.
e. Dimensions of all the items in (a) and (b) above, and the height
and number of stories.
f. Parking spaces and dimensions.
g. Easements or other encumbrances on the property.
4. One copy of the most recent survey of the property.
5. Elevation drawings of proposed structures, indicating finished height
above established grade.
Please note that all proposed variances for
development within the Historic District must be approved by the Historic
Architectural Review Commission (HARC) prior to submitting this
All attachments should be no larger than
8.5"x14", (preferably 8.5"x11").
The attached Verification and Authorization
Forms must be notarized. This can be done at City Hall or the Planning
Department. Identification is required. Out of state notarization is
acceptable if necessary.
Make sure that the applicable
application and authorization forms are signed by all people listed as
owners on the recorded Warranty Deed.
Be advised that the City Commission will
not grant a variance unless the City sewer and solid waste services for
all city property are paid up.
If you have any questions,
please call the Planning Department. We will be happy to assist you in the
A. Three (3) or less issues $
B. More than three (3) issues
C. All after the fact
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