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Zoning Permit Request (New Construction)

Do you need this application? If you are building ANY new structure, you are required to obtain a zoning permit. Examples include but not limited to:

  • Dwellings
  • Decks/Porches
  • Storage Sheds/Carports/Agriculture Buildings
  • Additions
  • Swimming Pools
  • Commercial Structures
  • Towers (including alterations)
  • Increasing/Changing the footprint to any of the above structures

How to Submit:

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Click the icon to begin

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Upload any applicable Health Department documents. (Well/Septic Permits, Safe Adequate and Proper, etc…)

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Link below for GIS database to locate the property

Amherst County GIS Link

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Zoning Permit Request (Change in Use to Existing Structure/Property)

Do you need this application? If you are changing the use of an existing structure, you are required to obtain a zoning permit. Examples include but not limited to:

  • Change the primary use of the building
  • Starting a business that has a store front

How to Submit:

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Click the icon to begin

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Link below for GIS database to locate the property

Amherst County GIS Link

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Building Permit Application

Do you need this application? If you are going to build, demolish, renovate or repair a structure, you may need this application. Amherst County issues blanket permits. We do not require separate permits per trade. Examples include but not limited to:

  • Dwellings
  • Manufactured Housing
  • Decks/Porches
  • Storage Sheds/Carports/Agriculture Buildings over 256 sq. ft. (Accessory buildings without trades and are under 256 sq. ft. are not required to have a building permit)
  • Renovations to any Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, or Framing of a new or existing structure.
  • Swimming Pools
  • Towers (including alterations)
  • Handicap Dwelling Inspections
  • Demolition of any residential or commercial structure.
  • Garages
  • Amusement Devices (Bounce Houses)

How to Submit:

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Click the icon to begin

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Please upload all construction drawings and specs for plan review.

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If you are building or repairing a deck, please complete and upload the Deck Worksheet.

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Owner-Builder Statement Link

Construction Cross Sections Link

Deck Worksheet Link

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Land Disturbance Request (Residential)

Do you need this application? If you are disturbing greater than 10,000 sq. ft. or if your disturbing land on a new platted (2004-present) piece of land to build a house or other residential building, you will be required to obtain a residential land disturbance permit.

How to Submit:

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Click on the icon to begin

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Land Disturbance Request (Commercial)

Do you need this application? If you are disturbing greater than or equal to 10,000 sq. ft. or if your disturbing land on a new platted (2004-present) piece of land, you will be required to obtain a commercial land disturbance permit.

How to Submit:

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Click on icon to begin

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Zoning Permit for Home Occupation Request

Do you need this application? If you are starting a new home based business and live here in Amherst County, you will need to obtain a home occupation zoning permit. Examples include but not limited to:

  • Computer based business
  • Home Improvement business
  • Cleaning business
  • Selling of homemade products
  • Catering business
  • Any non-retail business

How to Submit:

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Erosion and Sediment Control Plan

Do you need this application? If you are disturbing greater than or equal to 10,000 Sq. ft. for a commercial development, you may need an erosion and sediment control plan. Examples include but not limited to:

  • Creating a Sub Division
  • Building a Commercial Structure
  • Building a new road

How to Submit:

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Click on icon to begin

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Erosion and Sediment Plan Checklist

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Site Plan Permit

Do you need this application? Please click the below link for further information.

Site Plan County Code

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Site Plan Check List

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Subdivision - Reconfiguration - Family Division Request

Submit an application for a subdivision, reconfiguration, family division request online. Click on the icon to begin and start by searching for your property information. Then fill in the rest of the required information.

Family Division Affidavit Link

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Sign Permit

Submit an application for a sign permit online. Click on the icon to begin and start by searching for your property information. Then fill in the rest of the required information.

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Click on icon to begin

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Please upload sign construction drawings and specs.

REPORT A CODE VIOLATION/MAINTENENCE REQUEST

Code Enforcement/Maintenance Request

Report a code violation or enter a maintenance request online. Click on the icon to begin.

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Special Exception Request

Please contact our office PRIOR to filling out this application. A pre-application meeting is required. 434-946-9303

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Special Exception Procedures

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Variance (Board of Zoning Appeals)

Please contact our office PRIOR to filling out this application. A pre-application meeting is required. 434-946-9303

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Variance Procedures

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Rezoning/Conditional Zoning Request

Please contact our office PRIOR to filling out this application. A pre-application meeting is required. 434-946-9303

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Fill out as much information as possible

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Rezoning and Conditional Zoning Procedures

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Zoning Verification Permit

Submit an application for a zoning permit online. Click on the icon to begin and start by searching for your property information. Then fill in the rest of the required information.

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Plat Type Certification Request

Submit an application for a Plat Type Certification online. Click on the icon to begin.

SEARCH EXISTING PERMITS

Planning Permits

Search for an existing planning permit. Please have your permit number or applicant name ready to search by.

Get Started:

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Building Permits

Search for an existing permit. Please have your permit number or parcel address ready to search by.

Get Started:

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Select a ‘search by’ option from the drop-down menu.