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.