A variance or special exception is typically sought where the strict application of a city’s or county’s land development code would impose an undue hardship on a landowner, resulting in an inability to make productive use of land. These decisions are frequently made by local volunteer boards, such as boards of adjustment or planning and zoning boards. Variances are often challenged in court on the grounds that a landowner’s hardship was self-imposed, was not proven, or that a variance was unnecessary. An experienced appellate lawyer is critical in defending or challenging a variance since these cases are frequently decided on the strength of written briefs submitted to the courts. That is where Weber, Crabb & Wein, P.A.’s land use and appellate experience combines to become a strength for our clients.