Types of Conditional Use Permits Lawyers
What are the Different Types of Conditional Use Permits I Should be Aware of?
There are a few different types of conditional use permits you should be aware of:
- Second Dwelling Unit Permit
- Granny Unit Permit
- Mobilehome Park Unit Permit
Second Dwelling Unit Permit
The creation of a second unit is allowed under certain conditions:
- The second unit will not be sold but might be rented
- The lot for the second unit is currently zoned for single or multi-family uses
- A single family dwelling already exists on the lot
- The second unit is either attached to the existing dwelling and located within the living area of the existing dwelling or detached from the existing dwelling and located on the same lot as the existing dwelling
- The floor area of the attached second unit cannot exceed a total of 30 percent of the floor area of the existing unit
- The floor area of the detached second unit cannot exceed a total of 1,200 square feet
- All normal zoning requirements are met such as height, fees, and charges
- Second unit meets the local building code requirements
- If a private sewage disposal system is in place, a local health officer must approve of its status
Granny Unit Permit
These units have very similar requirements to that of second dwelling units with one additional and very significant requirement- the intended use of the second dwelling must be for the occupation of adults aged 62 or older. Rules governing attached and detached dwelling units apply as well.
Mobilehome Park Unit Permit
A permit of this sort will be granted on land currently zoned for residential land use. If a permit is denied resulting in a mobilehome park closure, the government will likely step in to alleviate the harmful effects of such closure.
Should I Consult a Real Estate Lawyer for my Land Use or Zoning Issue?
Each locality has a different procedure regulating zoning and land use decisions. Additionally, public hearings often require a very detailed description of your problem and an argument that embraces both your unique facts and the local law. A real estate lawyer is often familiar with the procedures of the regulating body and the local law. A real estate attorney can also inform you as to the land use and zoning options for your business or residence.
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Last Modified: 07-08-2009 10:17 AM PDT
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