Planning & Zoning FAQ

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  • Address Markers

    • What if the snow plow damages my address marker?

    • How do I get a new address sign?

    • How much does it cost?

    • Where should the address sign be located?

    • Am I required to have an address marker?

  • Board of Adjustment

    • What is a Special Use Permit?

    • How do I know if the use I would like to do requires a Special Use Permit?

    • What does the Board of Adjustment do?

    • What should be submitted with a Special Use Permit application?

    • Who is on the Board of Adjustment?

  • Building/Zoning Permits

    • How do I qualify for an agricultural exemption from zoning rules?

    • Can I build in a floodplain?

    • How do I know where my property line is?

    • Do I need a zoning permit to pave a sidewalk or driveway?

    • Do I need a zoning permit for temporary structures?

    • How do I know what the zoning rules are for my district?

    • When do I need a permit?

    • What is my property zoned?

    • Can I build a house on less than 10 acres in the county?

    • How much does a permit cost?

    • Do I need a zoning permit to remove a structure?

    • What is a setback?

  • Businesses

    • Who do I contact regarding home occupations or locating businesses?

  • Docks

    • What are the costs for a dock assignment?

    • How long does it take to get a dock assignment?

    • How do I get on a public dock?

    • Where are the public docks for the county?

    • When do dock assignments open up?

    • Can I get more than one dock assignment?

  • Driveways

    • How many driveways can I have?

    • Do I need a driveway permit for a first driveway?

    • Does my zoning have anything to do with driveway requirements?

    • Is there anything I should know regarding driveways?

    • How wide can my driveway be?

  • Floodplains

    • Can I build or dig in a floodplain?

    • How do I know where the floodplain is on my property?

  • P&Z Definitions

    • Zoning Administrator

    • Special Use

    • Survey

    • Right-of-way

    • Setback

    • Agricultural purposes

    • Parcel

    • Advisory

    • 100-year floodplain

    • Quasi-judicial

  • Planning and Zoning Commission

    • Who do I contact regarding rezonings, subdivisions, or vacating a platted street?

  • Signs

    • Who do I contact regarding signs?