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For written confirmation as to whether an existing lot or tract is “buildable”, a Zoning Verification application can be submitted for the property in question. This will verify whether the property was legally created, and whether or not the lot/tract is eligible to receive building permits per the zoning and subdivision standards that were in place when the lot was created. The Zoning Verification application can be submitted free of charge if submitted in conjunction with a Soil Profile Analysis application (soil test for sanitation purposes), a Building Permit application, or an Entrance Permit application (driveway entrance from the county right-of-way). If the Zoning Verification is submitted without another application, a $50.00 fee will be charged.
Please keep in mind that other factors such as entrance standards, sanitation requirements, floodplain, etc., may restrict a lot from being developed. The Zoning Verification only verifies the legality of the lot for zoning purposes.
Contractor’s shops and/or yards; boat and recreational vehicle storage; trucking facilities; public or private airports or landing fields; horse boarding facilities; dog kennels; the keeping of wild animals; preschool nurseries or day cares; junk yards; salvage yards; junked, dismantled, inoperable or abandoned vehicles; quarries; dump or dumping ground; landfills; commercial feedlots, semi-truck trailers or shipping containers; manufactured homes not used as a residence; a second residence, guesthouse or apartment; etc.
Certain commercial/business type uses may only be permitted via conditional use permit. Please refer to the zoning regulations and contact the planning department for details.
Please contact the local extension office at 913-294-4306 for help in determining an adequate amount of land area needed per horse to properly care for the animal and to avoid destruction of grass and soil.