Special Use Permits

Permitted uses in a particular zoning district that are not allowed 'by right' (i.e. those that staff can approve) require approval by the Board of Supervisors. These are 'special' uses for which the Supervisors retain some oversight, and for which the public can participate.

All special use requests must go through public hearings with the Planning Commission (which makes a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors) and with the Board of Supervisors (which approves or denies a request). The application fee for the process is $500.

Please review the complete Special Use Process (PDF) and the Submittal Requirements for more information.

Submittal Requirements


New Commercial Construction (less than 5,000 square feet)


  • 14 site plans
  • 14 copies of narrative
  • Letter of Consent (if not property owner)
  • $500 fee

New Commercial Construction (5,000 square feet or greater)


  • 19 site plans (14 packets plus 5 for PEC)
  • 14 copies of narrative
  • Letter of Consent (if not property owner)
  • PEC Application
  • $700 fee ($500 rezoning plus $200 for PEC)