Formal Interpretation

Purpose

The purpose of a formal interpretation is to provide a written answer to a specific question on the application of a provision of these land development regulations (LDRs) or the boundaries or classifications of the official zoning map independent from any other review procedure. A formal interpretation provides consistency in the implementation of these LDRs.

When Is This Required?

A formal interpretation may be requested to interpret any provision of these LDRs or boundary or classification of the official zoning map. The Planning Director may require a different application to be filed if an interpretation should be evaluated in the context of a full application rather than as a separate question.

Process

  • How Long: Up to 60 days after application submission
  • Who Decides:
    • Final Decision: Planning Director

Helpful Tips

A formal interpretation will not be provided regarding the following issues:

  • An increase in the maximum density of a use or development option.
  • An increase in the floor area of a physical development or development option (e.g., FAR, maximum scale of development).
  • Allowance of a not previously permitted physical development, use, or development option, except under a similar use determination.
  • Enlargement of a nonconformity beyond its allowed expansion.
  • Reduction of a requirement where an option for independent calculation of the requirement exists (e.g., housing, development exactions).

How to Apply

Please submit an application packet via email to tstolte@jacksonwy.gov that includes the following (paper applications are not accepted):

  • Application Fee (please deliver check or call with a credit card after emailing the application packet)
  • Application Form (PDF)
  • Circumstances: Briefly describe the circumstances to be evaluated in making the interpretation
  • Interpretation Requested: Identify the LDR provision or boundary or classification of the zoning map for which you are requesting an interpretation
  • Notarized Letter of Authorization (PDF)
  • Other Pertinent Information

Fees

Formal interpretation fees are $500.