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To figure out what zone your property is in, you can reference the County GIS Map and then follow the steps in the graphics below.
Once you have searched your address/parcel identification number and located the property, you can use the "layers" option to see what zone(s) your property lines within.
Shortcut Hint: "County Zoning" tells you the property zoning designation, and if you click on the property with that layer activated, a link to that specific section of the Land Development Regulations will become available in the top right-hand corner.
There are two ways to view the electronic versions of applications, permits, and documents. The first is to use the County GIS map to find the property in question (see above FAQ to learn how to do that) and then use the Planning & Building records link under the INFO tab. Each property will then have a comprehensive list of all permits that have come through our office. They are split into Permit Applications (from the Building Division) and Planning Applications (from the Planning Department). By clicking on the specific permit number that you are interested in, you can explore the permit details and any associated documents that have been scanned. For recently submitted permits you can even view the current review status, inspection results, and fees.
The second option is to use our Development Records Web Portal to search for specific permits. You can also use this resource to search by property address. If there are no scanned documents available there may be paper copies available for viewing in the Planning & Building Office.
Beginning in 2009, the Building Department began tracking certain types of permits commonly issued in conjunction with a Building Permit as sub-permits of that Building Permit number. Common sub-permits include Grading and Erosion Control, Septic, Plumbing, and Mechanical Permits. If a permit is categorized as a sub-permit, you will not see it listed individually here under its own permit number. Instead, you will want to click on the Building Permit reference number so you can review the sub-permits on the Permit Application Status page. This will only apply if the Building Permit was issued in 2009 or more recently. Prior to 2009, all permits were cataloged individually and will appear in the Permit Applications list.
We are in the process of scanning permit records. Once scanned, paper copies of permits are only available for viewing if they are from the last five years. Building architectural plans are not publicly available online and paper copies are not available for viewing once a residential project has been completed. Building architectural plans are copyrighted by the architect and therefore we cannot make copies for the public.
All the Planning Permit applications can be found under the Planning Applications & Checklists web page available under the Planning Division page.
The most common planning applications have been combined into one "Planning Permit Application." Start by exploring our list of Checklists. If your desired application is listed as a checklist, that means you will need to complete the "Planning Permit Application" and then reference the relevant checklist for any specific submittal requirements for your permit application. The Checklists also include relevant pre-submittal requirements that may be specific to the type of permit.
Applications that will not use the "Planning Permit Application" have their own full application and include Pre-Application Conference Requests, Environmental Analysis, Exempt Land Divisions, and Sign Permits. In addition, there is a Miscellaneous Planning Request (MSC) Application that can be used for Special Purpose Fencing Exemption Requests, Fee Waiver Requests, Monitoring Reports, EA Exemption Requests, and Planner Research Requests.
If you have difficulty determining what application to use, please contact the Planning Department.