Permits and project feasibility

Approvals and permits are required prior to undertaking most types of development and construction activity. To learn whether minor activities are exempt from permitting requirements, search the Knowledge Base.

Below is a comprehensive list of applications offered by the DSC and its Partner Work Units. Please review documents carefully and follow all submittal and payment instructions. Click here to learn more about the workflow for approvals and permits.

  1. Project feasibility
  2. Planning
  3. Inspections
  4. Express Review
  5. Face to face review
  6. Public Works
  7. Other work groups

Project feasibility is a pre-review stage that includes property, zoning, and use verification. Project feasibility is optional except for Zoning Permits, which are required prior to construction. The purpose of project feasibility is to advise customers on the applicability of various development regulations prior to initiating a formal application.   

Due Diligence (informational)

Staff will provide the following information:

  • Verification of zoning district and current land use;
  • Confirmation that Certificates of Occupancy were received for construction; and/or
  • Identify any pending or prior zoning code enforcement cases. 

Allowable Use Determination (informational)

This product is available for residential and civic uses on properties without a Development Plan. Staff will provide the following information:

  • Determine the land use type that corresponds with a proposed business or activity;
  • Identify whether a land use is allowed by-right or subject to limited use (i.e. performance) standards and/or Board of Adjustment or Historic Preservation Commission approval;
  • Advise which types of approval(s) will be needed for development, for example Rezone, Special Use Permit, Site Plan, Plat, Construction Drawing, Zoning, Building, or Trade permit; and/or
  • Confirm applicable dimensional standards and plat requirements, for example maximum building height, minimum building setback, maximum impervious surface, and maximum density.

Zoning and Property Analysis (informational)

This product is available for all properties and land uses, and includes all informational items listed with the Allowable Use Determination (above). In addition, staff will provide the following information:

  • Confirm requirements under current Site Plan or Development Plan; and
  • Confirm major Unified Development Ordinance (zoning) regulations, for example floodplain, watershed overlay, historic district, infill standards, parking and access, landscaping, tree coverage, and screening.  

Zoning Permit (coming soon)

Zoning Permits are required prior to construction. This permit formally confirms that a land use and corresponding structure(s) are allowed within a zoning district or under an approved site plan or development plan.