Frequently Asked Questions

What are zoning districts?

What is a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Growth Management Plan"?

What is a Future Land Use Map?

Where does the City get the legal authority to make plans and zone property?

What is a variance?

What are setbacks?

What does the term "grandfathered" mean?

What is annexation?

What is the process to appeal a zoning ruling?

My neighbor is trying to rezone his/her property. How can I have input in this process?

What census tract is this address in?

When do I need to get a building permit?

What does the building permit process include?

What documents are required for residential projects?

What documents are required for commercial projects?

Do I need a permit to erect a sign for my business?

Do I need a permit to erect a fence on my property?