What is a Certificate of Use?
A Certificate of Use is a use permitted under a zoning district only if the use meets the criteria set forth in Sections 3-11 of the code. A Certificate of Use request is always accompanied by an official application, site plan, traffic analysis, and other supporting documentation. Certificates of Use also grant commercial businesses permission to sell alcohol, and in this case require a specific purpose survey as part of the application package. All requests for a Certificate of Use are heard by the City Council and are subject to the public hearing process.

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1. What is a public hearing?
2. For a public hearing application, how long does it take to have an answer?
3. If I receive notice, am I obligated to attend a public hearing?
4. What is a Certificate of Use?
5. What is a plat?
6. What is a variance?
7. What is an administrative site plan approval and an administrative variance?
8. Do I need a permit to cut down or remove a tree?
9. Do I need a permit to add a room to my house, pool house or garage?
10. Do I need a permit for a pool, shed or deck?
11. Do I need a permit to install a fence?