Rezoning is the process by which a property's zoning district is changed from one district to another, normally at the owner's request. Rezoning changes the permitted uses and development standards for the subject property in line with the requested district.
The specific steps in the rezoning process are as follows:
1. An application for a rezoning is submitted to the Planning Department. (See Applications and Fees)
2. The request for rezoning is advertised via a legal ad in the newspaper, rezoning signs on the property in question, and listing on the County website.
3. The Planning Commission holds a public hearing and hears arguments for and against the rezoning. The applicant will be allowed to address the Commission first and may be invited back up to answer questions or concerns raised during the hearing. The Planning Commission will then vote on the application. (See Planning Commission for meeting agendas, minutes, and current applications)
4. The application is then heard by the Board of Commissioners, who have the final authority over all rezoning and variance requests. The Planning Commission's vote acts as a recommendation to this body. The Board of Commissioners votes on the application; their decision is final.
*If your rezoning request is denied, no new applications can be submitted for 6 months.