How long does the development review process take?

Site Plan Reviews typically take 30 to 60 days. Applications and site plans that provide all needed information tend to get through the process sooner than those with missing information.

Special land uses require a public hearing and may take 60 to 90 days, depending on the complexity of the request. Rezoning (change of zoning district) applications for regular rezoning, conditional rezoning, and Planned Unit Developments are held in a series of Public Hearings before the Planning Commission and the Township Board. These types of requests typically take 60 to 90 days, or longer for more complicated developments.

Variance requests (relief from the conditions of the Code) are held in a Public Hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals. Since this body does not meet monthly, it can take up to 60 days for a variance request to be processed.

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1. What is zoning?
2. How can I verify the land use and/or zoning of my property?
3. I received a Notice of Public Hearing in the mail. What does this mean?
4. What can I do in my zoning district?
5. Where can I find information on the setbacks, maximum lot coverage, minimum roadway frontage, height or density allowed on my property?
6. Where can I find a copy of the Zoning Ordinance?
7. I am considering rezoning, or changing the use of my property. What do I need to do?
8. Where can I find applications online? Can they also be downloaded and turned in online?
9. How long does the development review process take?
10. May I have a home-based business?
11. May I operate a daycare for children in my home?
12. Where can I build a fence on my residential property?
13. Can I have a storage shed or garage that is not attached to my house on my property?
14. Can I split (subdivide) my land?
15. Is a garage apartment allowed?
16. Where can I park my boat or RV?
17. Does my pool or other accessory structure have to meet the same setbacks as my house?
18. How do I register a complaint about a troublesome neighbor or nuisance property in my neighborhood?