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Prior to obtaining a City Business License, you must first apply for a Certificate of Zoning Use. This approval from the Community Planning & Building Department is necessary to obtain a City Business License from the Commissioner of Revenue.
A home-based business is considered a home occupation and requires application for and approval of a Home Occupation Permit. A home occupation is permitted in any dwelling unit, subject to the approval of the Zoning Administrator and the conditions/restrictions of the Zoning Ordinance.
Fences and walls require approval of a fence permit. A Fence/Wall Permit is required to provide information regarding location and height of the fence or wall.
A meeting with the Technical Review Committee is required before making application for a Rezoning, Special Use Permit, Special Exception Permit, Site Plan and Subdivision. This committee holds a meeting on the second & fourth Thursday of each month. To be placed on the agenda, please call 540-372-1179. The location of the property to be discussed, identified by the tax map number, is useful information you may want to supply when making an appointment for a committee meeting.