Residential projects are all those related to single family dwellings and their associated accessory uses and structures.
The permit process for residential development follows three (3) steps:
Environmental Health - The Environmental Health division of the Health Department makes sure a proposed structure will not impact any part of the property's septic system. ** If a property is on public sewer this step does not apply.**
Zoning Permit - The Planning Department reviews proposed projects to make sure they meet the setback requirements of the Zoning Ordinance, is not in the Floodzone, wetlands, or in an easement.
Building Permit - The Building Inspections Department reviews the construction plans for how the structure will be built. When they have signed off on the Building Permit construction may begin.
A plot plan is required as part of the Zoning Permit. These can be hand-drawn plans showing the following:
The actual shape and dimensions of the lot on which the proposed building or use is to be erected or conducted.
The location of the lot with respect to adjacent right-of-ways.
The shape, dimensions, and location of all buildings, existing and proposed, on the lot.
The proposed and existing uses of the building(s) or land.
The location and dimensions of parking and driveways.
Any other information which the zoning administrator may deem necessary for consideration in enforcing the provisions of this ordinance.