The Development Review (DR) Section is responsible for ensuring that development is done correctly and does not adversely affect county infrastructure. This oversight is completed through the review of permit application requests and general public requests for information, ensuring compliance with floodplain and storm water issues, and on-site inspection for a wide variety of private development actions that will affect the county's Public Works Division or the general public.
Services (What We Do):
Technical services, including the County Floodplain Administrator, provide many functions, such as the review of Building, Planning, Zoning and Environmental Health permits and platting actions. These permits generally consist of building, zoning and fence permits; zone changes; special use permits; and/or platting actions and are reviewed for compliance with guidance/regulatory documents such as the drainage, flood plain, street standards, regional drainage master plans and excavation ordinances. Requests for construction in rights-of-way or county property are addressed through the review of construction plans and drainage concerns are address through the review of grading and drainage plans. Development Review staff attend public meetings, public hearings and private meetings with public employees and private citizens to present appropriate information and answer questions. The Development Review group emphasizes coordination with all applicable government agencies to expedite these services.
The authority for the Development Review Program's review/oversight, approval, and enforcement activities are covered within numerous sections of the County Code.