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Development Review Frequently Asked Questions


As a county resident, how can I participate in the development review process to ensure the protection of my home and community?

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I noticed a sign posted at the end of my street advertising a hearing. Can you please tell me what this is all about?

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I purchased my home years ago because the land behind me was wooded. Does anyone have the right to come in now and develop this property?

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How long does it take to process my permit application?

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What is a site plan, and why do I need to submit one with my permit application?

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Why do I have to provide off-street parking/loading facilities? My business doesn't need any!

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Does Park and Planning issue my permits?

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Why does Park and Planning need to see my permit application anyway?

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May I have a business in my home, and do I need a permit for it?

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May I walk my permit application through the process?

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Why won't you pull my permit application out of the pile and put it on top to review before the others?

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I don't agree with your interpretation of the regulations. How do I get a legal opinion?

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What happens to my non-walk-through permit application after you complete your review?

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How do I find out the zoning classification of my property?

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What can I do on my property?

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I have a large parcel of land. Can it be subdivided into smaller lots?

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My lot has no frontage on a public street. Is there any way I can build on it?

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Is there a floodplain on my property?

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