1. The board of adjustment shall have the following powers:
(a) To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged by the appellant that there is
an error in any order, requirement, decision or refusal made by an administrative
official or agency based on or made in the enforcement of any zoning regulation or
any regulation relating to the location or soundness of structures.
(b) To hear and decide, in accordance with the provisions of any such regulation,
requests for variances, or for interpretation of any map, or for decisions upon other
special questions upon which the board is authorized by any such regulation to pass.
(c) Where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific
piece of property at the time of the enactment of the regulation, or by reason of
exceptional topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation
or condition of the piece of property, the strict application of any regulation enacted
under NRS 278.010 to 278.630, inclusive, would result in peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to, or
exceptional and undue hardships upon, the owner of the property, to authorize a variance
from that strict application so as to relieve the difficulties or hardship, if the
relief may be granted without substantial detriment to the public good, without substantial
impairment of affected natural resources and without substantially impairing the intent
and purpose of any ordinance or resolution.
(d) To hear and decide requests for special use permits or other special exceptions,
in such cases and under such conditions as the regulations may prescribe.
2. The majority vote of the board of adjustment is necessary to reverse any order,
requirement, decision or determination of any administrative official or agency, or
to decide in favor of the appellant.
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