What is the process for annexation or rezoning?
Requesting a rezoning or annexation is approximately a 90-day process. A non-refundable fee is charged for all annexation and rezoning requests. The fee covers costs related to public notices and only a portion of the city staff's time. When a request for annexation or rezoning is submitted, it is first reviewed by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission makes only a recommendation regarding the annexation or rezoning. City Council has the final say in all annexation and rezoning requests. A positive recommendation will be placed on the next available City Council agenda for consideration. Annexation and rezoning requests are adopted by ordinance and thus require two readings. In junction with the second reading, a public hearing will be held. If City Council votes for the measure at both readings, the property will be rezoned or annexed.

If the Planning Commission provides a negative recommendation to City Council, the application does not proceed to City Council unless the applicant submits a written request to be placed on the City Council agenda and continue forward with the negative recommendation.

Conditions cannot be attached to any annexation or rezoning request. For example, an ordinance rezoning a piece of property cannot eliminate certain uses permitted by right in order to make the rezoning request more acceptable or agreeable.

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1. Where can I get a schedule of the Planning Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals meetings?
2. Where can I find agendas and minutes for the Planning Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals?
3. Where can I get an application for the Planning Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals?
4. Who is on the Planning Commission?
5. Who is on the Board of Zoning Appeals?
6. Where can I find parcel information for my property?
7. What is my property zoned and what can I build on it?
8. What can a building or property be used for?
9. Is my property in the floodplain?
10. What is a Land Use Plan?
11. What is an Urban Growth Boundary?
12. How do I rezone my property?
13. What is the process for annexation or rezoning?
14. My house is zoned commercially, what happens if it burns down?
15. My business does not conform to the current zoning...what should I do?
16. What is a non-conforming use?
17. What is a non-complying structure?
18. What does it mean to be legal non-conforming?
19. What is the Major Thoroughfare Plan?
20. What is the process for subdividing my property?
21. What is the process for Site Plan approval?
22. What is a Specific Plan District (SP) and what is the process for approval?
23. When is Planning Commission approval required?
24. Is there a maximum size for accessory structures?
25. What is a "setback?"
26. How do I measure the setback?
27. Is a permit required to install a fence?
28. How long is a Use on Appeal good for?
29. Can the Board of Zoning Appeals grant a variance to allow a use that is not permitted in a particular zone?
30. Can I operate a business from my home?
31. Does the City enforce restrictive covenants?