Board of Adjustments




Tim Morehouse



The Board of Zoning Adjustment hears appeals made where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or interpretation made by an administrative official in the enforcement of Title IV: Zoning, of the Tarkio Municipal Code.  The Board considers whether the request for variance is based upon special conditions unique to the Appellant and that a literal enforcement of the provision would result in unnecessary hardship.

The Board of Code Appeals is a five (5) member board that have the power and authority to make rulings, findings and determinations to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination by an employee of the City in the application or enforcement of any provision of the Tarkio Building Code, Tarkio Construction Code, Tarkio Electrical Code, Tarkio Heating Code, Tarkio Housing Code, Tarkio Plumbing Code, Tarkio Fire Prevention Code, Tarkio Dangerous Building Code, or any other related to the provision of the foregoing City Codes.

 The Board of Code Appeal may authorize upon appeal in special cases, variances from the terms, conditions or obligations imposed by the Codes or ordinances listed above, as it will not be contrary to public interest, health safety and welfare.  The Board can serve as an advisor to the City Council on issues pertaining to the application and enforcement of City codes.  They may make rulings and determinations for the advice of the Code Enforcement Officer or other employees on non-specific terms in the codes and are relevant to the application or enforcement of these codes.

 Board members may inspect or cause to be inspected any building, land or premises involved in any case properly before it, provided that notice of inspection by the Board is given to the parties involved, prior to the inspection, as well as other requirements are met.