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Change of Zoning (COZ) Application


  1. 1. Change of Zoning Procedure
  2. 2. Change of Zoning Application
  • Change of Zoning Procedure

    1. As part of the application process for the procedure listed above you will be required to do the following before your application is accepted.

      1.Discuss proposal with Lawrence County Planning and Zoning Department.

      2.Complete the application, sign and return with payment to the Planning Department. Application fee of $400 (non-refundable) plus $100 sign deposit (refundable)

      Application must include the following items:

      A. A detailed Site Plan including all that apply:

      €Drawing of your lot showing all property lines and dimensions of the lot

      €Location of all existing and proposed structures

      €All setbacks measured from all property lines and roads, streets, easements or section lines, etc

      €All incidental uses such as wells, septic tanks, drainfields, waterways, driveways, utilities, slopes, etc.

      €A written summary explaining the proposed activity or operations;

      €Proposed Signage Designs - including size, type and location;

      €Proposed parking - # of spaces, including handicap;

      €Any other pertinent information deemed appropriate

      € 3. You will at least 3 meetings to attend, possibly more.

      a.Informational meeting in front of Planning & Zoning

      b.Public Hearing in front of Planning & Zoning

      c.Public Hearing in front of County Commissioners

      4.You are required to do the following - PRIOR to EACH Public Hearing (you do have to send notices 2 times):

      a.Sign all documents needing your signature and return to the P & Z Office prior to the Planning & Zoning Public Hearing

      b.POSTNOTICE signs on property at least 10 days prior to hearing.

      c.SEND CERTIFIED AND RETURN RECEIPT Letter of Notification to each person listed in the Exhibit A provided at least 7 days prior to the hearing. 

       If we do not have Proof of Mailings prior to the hearing, the hearing will be rescheduled. 
       If mailings are not sent correctly, the hearing will be rescheduled.

      6.If you have questions ask! We are here to help.