Dimensional Variances - What Are They and When Are They Permitted? - Virtual Class - 10/31/23

Includes a Live Web Event on 10/31/2023 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

Dimensional variances are required when a proposed structure or lot does not satisfy the municipality’s requirements for area and dimensions (such as height, density, and setbacks). Zoning hearing boards sometimes grant such variances even where they do not satisfy the specific requirements in the Municipalities Planning Code. This presents the potential for future challenges for the municipality, including “he got a variance for the same thing you just denied for me.” In this virtual class, you will learn about dimensional variances, when they are permitted, and how to avoid problems associated with granting or denying requests.

This class is eligible for 1.5 PMGA Planning/Zoning points

This class is eligible for 1.5 CZO credits.


              October 31, 2023


               10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

  Registration Fee: 

                Member* -  $ 35.00 

                Non-Member –  $ 45.00 


             *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials). 


Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice. 
Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee.  
For classes, (in-person and virtual), refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced. 


If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.