Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 23379

Brigham City (Utah). Board of Adjustment Minutes

Dates: 1957-

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The Brigham City board of adjustment interprets city zoning ordinances and authorizes exceptions or variances to those ordinances in specific cases (Utah Code Annotated, 1953 10-9-6). Since zoning ordinances cannot provide for all conceivable situations, the board of adjustment is designed to temper the strict enforcement of the law while still maintaining its intent. It considers cases where exact application of an ordinance would be unduly restrictive. Individual appeals or requests are heard and evaluated by the board at monthly board meetings. The minutes for each meeting identify those present, and summarize the cases presented and the board's response. The most frequently repeated petitions presented to the Brigham City board of adjustment have been requests for variance from yard requirements for building construction. Other typical appeals include requests for variance from parking or sign requirements and requests for exception to zoning restrictions on doing business in residential areas.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Research Note

Occasionally, related documents have been filed in the minutes.

Related Records

Ordinances from Brigham City (Utah). City Council, Series 3662, contain zoning ordinances which are the basis for board of adjustments deliberation.

Minutes from Brigham City (Utah). City Council, Series 3803, document the activities of the city council which is ultimately responsible for passing zoning ordinances.

Minutes from Brigham City (Utah). Planning Commission, Series 23380, document the activities of the planning commission, which originates city planning and zoning ordinances, and works closely with the board of adjustments.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Board of adjustment minutes were microfilmed under the direction of Utah State Archives in December 2000 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in August 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Zoning boards—Utah—Brigham City.
  • Building laws—Utah—Brigham City.
  • Zoning—Utah—Brigham City.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1957 Apr-2000 Oct