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Greetings from Greenfield Indiana (about 20 miles East of Indianapolis). My interest (for now) in DIY is the designing and building of a deck. I am an Amateur (Ham) Radio operator with a background in electronic engineering and presently work for a major pharmaceutical company in quality assurance. I am hoping to build a deck behind my home. The hurdle right now is getting a zoning variance. So that's all for now.



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Welcome. Why do you need a variance? Is the location too close to a property line?
 

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Welcome. Why do you need a variance? Is the location too close to a property line?

I have a drainage and utility easement 8 feet from the back of the house. I want to build 12 feet back. There are absolutely no utilities past the front of the house and the nearest drainage is 25+ feet away. My first course of action is a variance. If that fails then petition for abandonment of the easement.
 

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Best of luck to you dealing with "city hall".

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Just a thought, abandonment of the easement is the better way to go so you don't have to face that easement with every change you make. If it is no longer needed it should be gone. Plus, at time of sale it might lead to questions, delays, and a negotiating point.

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