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Special Use Permit

Instructions for Filing an Application for a Special Use Permit

  1. The petitioner for a special use permit must complete the application in full. The application will not be processed unless all information requested is provided.
  2. There is a $755.00 plus $50.00 per acre over 1 acre for each special use permit application.  Base cost for Cellular Communication Tower $5,000 (minimum).  If the application is for a special use permit for collocating on an existing tower or other suitable structure, where no increase in hieght of the tower or structure is required, the nonrefundable fee shall be $2,000.00.
  3. An accurate plot plan of the property in question must accompany the application. The plot must be drawn by a registered land surveyor, licensed engineer or licensed architect. The drawing shall include:
    • dimensions of the entire lot;
    • location and dimension of all existing structures (principal and accessory) including number of stories and gross floor area;
    • location and dimension of all existing driveway(s) and pedestrian improvements on site and on adjoining properties within ten (10) feet of the subject lot;
    • location and dimension of all existing parking areas including the total number of spaces. Where the subject use is to share a common parking area with other existing or future uses, indicate the allocation of spaces devoted or reserved to each separate use;
    • location and dimension of required bufferyards;
    • minimum building line (R/W) MBL.
    • any other site graphic or written information in support of the request at the option of the applicant;
    • eighteen (18) paper copies of the plan; 8.5" x 11"minimum to 30" x 42" maximum; scale of 1" = 20' or larger;
    • location map drawn to scale of not less than 1" = 1000'.
    NOTE: The Board of Adjustment reserves the right to require additional information where such submission is necessary to insure compliance with applicable criteria in the individual case.
  4. The petitioner shall submit to the Zoning Officer a list of all adjoining property owners within 1,500  feet of the property which is the subject of the action, with the current mailing address of each. These adjoining property owners will be notified of the proposed request.
  5. The applicant shall submit the following with the application and the plot plan:
    a) Tax Map
    b) Tax Card
  6. The application must be signed by those who are authorized to appeal to the Board of Adjustment for a special use permit.
  7. In order to be considered by the Board of Adjustment, applications must be submitted to the Zoning Officer no later than the fifteenth (15th) day of the month prior to the next scheduled board meeting. For more information and assistance, call the Town of Ahoskie at (252) 862-8402.

These are minimal submission requirements.  The Board of Adjustment may require additional information.  You are encouraged to submit copies of available property surveys, recorded easements, etc..

Application for Special Use Permit

Applicant should print out and complete all five (5) pages.