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What is the Permit Process?
Why is the Permit Process Important?
The County issues two general types of permits: Planning and Building. While there are several different subtypes of these two permits, generally a planning permit simply allows a property owner to do something on their property, while a building permit allows the County to track the progress of the work when the property owner actually makes the change.
What Help is Available?
Zoning is not the only thing that affects what can be done with property. The County also guides land development and use through officially adopted policies. Use our Which Policies Apply to My Parcel? pages for help in determing which affect your property.
Obtaining a permit from the County requires you to apply for it. This process typically involves more than just filling out an application; additional materials are often required. Exactly what's required depends on many factors, such as the location and certain special attributes of your property. To help you determine what you'll need when you submit your permit application for a simple project, we've created the Ministerial Project Worksheet. Enter your project information on this page and it will generate the list of required items for you.
Understanding the Permit Process
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