Occupancy permit, Building Codes, Zoning… oh my!

Jun. 11th 2012

Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz

Today we are still waiting to hear about the contract, but true to form with us, we decided to get a jump on things we need to get done. Brett has been on the phone most of the day working on getting the information we need from the county to get our occupancy permit. Just to let you know an occupancy permit is issued when your building is “suitable to occupy” from a health and safety point of view. This means we need to make sure that our plantation is up to code. So we will be contacting the Building Official for the county to work on this.

Because of our current zoning classification, we are going to need to get a Special Exception to use it as a bed and breakfast. For that we have to get an engineer to prepare a preliminary site plan and then will have to meet with the Zoning Director for the county.

So now the real fun begins!

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