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A. Voting requirements for written decisions, where required, and for other actions shall be as specified in the Board’s adopted Rules of Procedure.

B. Every quasi-judicial decision of the Board of Adjustment shall be reduced to writing and subject to review by the superior court by proceedings in the nature of a petition for a writ of certiorari pursuant to NCGS § 160D-1402. Any petition for review by the court shall be filed with the clerk of superior court within 30 days of the effective date of a Board of Adjustment decision, or after a written copy thereof is delivered to the party who has made a request for such decision in compliance with paragraph C below, whichever is later. When first class mail is used to deliver notice of the decision, three days shall be added to the time to file the petition.

C. Any party desiring a copy of the decision of the Board of Adjustment shall file a written request with the Planning Department prior to the effective date of the decision. Such decisions shall be delivered by personal delivery, electronic mail, or by first class mail.

D. A written decision shall be considered filed with the clerk of the Board of Adjustment, and thus effective, on the date that the final necessary signature on such decision is obtained and the decision is ready for distribution.