Use the county’s mapping system to check a property’s zoning. Also check to see if the proposed use is consistent with the General Land Use Plan map of the Comprehensive Plan.
A property owner may need to rezone their
property before developing it or using it for a specific use. The zoning process
includes changes to the zoning district or the need to obtain a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) or Special Exception (SE). These
processes require public hearings and are subject to Board of
The Planning department encourages potential applicants to schedule a
pre-application meeting with staff to discuss the
particulars of a proposal, including projected timelines to complete each
process. The application deadline is the first Monday of each month. For zoning or permit questions or to schedule a pre-application
meeting, contact Planning.
Should a rezoning or permit be needed, one or more of the following applications may be required. Contact Planning for questions or assistance.
The Customer Service Initiative (CSI) was
created to provide enhanced customer service to citizens and the development
community. CSI streamlined review processes makes regulations, procedures,
and application processes easier to understand and accessible to all citizens. The
initiative also increased the use of the county website and the online
portal to view case information.
Per CSI, the following timelines were established for cases:
General Land Use PlanZoning Pre-Application Meeting Form