1. Only external development requires a permit. Interior building renovations on existing
footprints do not require a permit.
2. At a minimum, all applications require:
• Proof of property ownership
• Dimensioned site plan showing the proposed improvements
• Copy of the survey or plat
Additional information may be requested as needed.
3. Permits will not be issued for non-compliant property unless there is a health or public
safety reason, such as failed septic system, and as approved by department head.
4. When a public wastewater system is not available, applications for a Development Permit and an
OSSF (Septic) Permit are required at the same time for the following:
• A manufactured home, modular home, tiny home, or a recreational vehicle to be used as a
• All homes placed on a property with an existing residence or residences
• Any lot less than 1/2 acre
• Any lot with less than 1/2 acre outside the floodplain
• Any lot entirely in the floodplain
• All commercial development
5. Floor plans will be submitted with OSSF permit applications.
6. An addition to an existing structure that includes bedrooms requires septic review. If a
revised septic design is required, the development permit will not be issued until an application
is made for the revised OSSF system.
7. Fees for IRS recognized tax-exempt organizations and reciprocating governmental entities will
8. Fees for permits necessitated by a declared federal emergency will be waived for those
residents rebuilding on the same property.
9. A onetime six-month extension may be granted by the department head if requested 30 days prior
to permit expiration.
Additional Requirements for Single Family Residential Development in the Tahitian Village and Pine
Drainage exhibits (pre-development and post-development drainage maps) signed and sealed
by a registered professional engineer are required.
Additional Requirements for Commercial and Non-Single-Family Development Permit Applications
1. A Non-Single-Family Application for Development Permit is required. The application fee is
based on the estimated cost of construction.
2. The following additional documentation is required:
• Letters of service commitment from water, electric and wastewater (or approved OSSF design)
• A site plan review letter from the local Emergency Services District (ESD)
• A scaled and dimensioned site plan showing the proposed improvements
3. It shall be policy to maintain zero net increase in storm water runoff rates and to ensure no
negative impacts attributable to new development and redevelopment that increases impervious cover.
A grading and drainage plan with contours prepared by a registered professional engineer showing
existing and proposed conditions is required. The drainage plan must demonstrate no adverse
erosion or off-site drainage impacts due to the proposed development. The engineer will need to
determine if on-site detention is required to meet