For new businesses, prior to applying for the Business Tax Receipt, it is required that the applicant fill out and submit, a “Land Use Permit Application.” This permit confirms the zoning of the property and determines if the use is compatible with the zoning district. In some cases, a special exception permit is required. These are conditional uses whereby if certain qualifications are met (e.g., use is compatible with surrounding uses, will not create traffic hazards or parking problems, etc.), the Planning & Zoning Board, after a public hearing, will either approve or deny the specific request.
Click here for Land Use Review application on Business Tax page of website. The Land Use Review process general takes between 5-10 business days for review from the Building Department, Fire Department, and Planning and Zoning Department. The response comments will come back to the applicant and property owner through an email with direction and next steps, once the determination has been completed.
Please contact the Planning & Zoning Division at 407-656-4111 ext. 5156 for more information.