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§ 4-607. Zoning Board of Adjustment. 103
(1) In accordance with any statute or ordinance as now or hereafter in force, the Zoning Board of Adjustment shall:
(a) Hear and decide appeals in zoning matters where error is alleged in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of zoning ordinances, regulations and maps;
(b) Hear and decide special exceptions to any zoning ordinance upon which the Board is required to pass;
(c) Authorize, upon appeal, in specific cases, such variance from the terms of any zoning ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest, where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the ordinance shall be observed and substantial justice done.
(2) In the exercise of its powers, the Zoning Board of Adjustment may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or modify, the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from, and make such order, requirement, decision or determination as ought to be made, and, to that end, it shall have all the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken.
Sources: Act of May 6, 1929, P.L. 1551, Section 8.
Purposes: The powers of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are continued substantially as at present.