To apply for a zoning permit or for zoning inquiries please contact:
Application for Zoning Permit (applicable to all Village properties)
The Zoning Administrator accepts and reviews zoning permit applications and determines compliance with applicable zoning code provisions. He assists the general public, applicants, developers, and their representatives with zoning inquiries, proposals, and applications.
He also supports the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Historic Preservation Committee by conducting technical reviews, site inspections, and by providing written reports on specific project proposals such as, but not limited to, special use permit applications, conditional use permit applications, development proposals, zoning amendments, variances and appeals.
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Land Use - Zoning Code Regulations:
Chapter 30 "Land Division"
Chapter 31 "Construction Site Erosion Control"
Chapter 32 "Post Construction Stormwater Management and Pond Regulations"
Chapter 35 "Planning and Zoning"
Chapter 36 "Shoreland-Wetland and Shoreland Zoning Districts"
Chapter 37 "Floodplain Zoning"
Chapter 38 "Historic Preservation"
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