Pursuant to federal law, a request for a reasonable accommodation may be made by any person with a disability, their representative, or a developer or provider for housing for individuals with a disability in order to provide disabled individuals with an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling. The Town of Paradise Valley has adopted standards and procedures for granting a reasonable accommodation to its zoning and land use regulations, policies, and practices when needed to provide an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling, where such an accommodation does not cause an undue financial or administrative burden or does not result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the Town’s zoning program, as those terms are defined in fair housing laws and interpretive case law. These adopted standards and procedures are described in Town Resolution 2017-15.
The Town’s Accommodation Hearing Officer may seek comments from Town staff or adjacent landowners before issuing a decision, depending on the type of accommodation requested. Upon review of the material submitted, the Accommodation Hearing Officer will issue a written decision either denying the request (with the reason for the denial stated), granting the request as submitted, conditionally granting the request, or offering an alternative accommodation. If additional information is requested by the Accommodation Hearing Officer, the hearing and/or time period to review the matter may extended beyond the typical 30-day review period and testimony of persons may be requested.