What are the minimum requirements for the owner-builder option?
  • Minimum parcel size of 4 acres
  • The site area minimum of the zoning must also be at least 4 acres.  (For example, RU-4 zoning has a minimum parcel size area of 4 acres and is an eligible zoning designation. On the hand, an RU-2 parcel, even if it exceeds 4 acres in size, is ineligible because the minimum parcel size for this designation is less than 4 acres).
  • Septic permits are still required (septic permits expire after 2 years)
  • Right-of-way permit and floodplain use permit may be required

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1. What is the zoning of my property?
2. Do I need a permit?
3. What are the minimum requirements for the owner-builder option?
4. How do I get electric service to my property?
5. Can I build a tiny home on my property and, if so, what are the requirements?
6. Can I camp on my vacant property?
7. What building code does the county use?
8. Can I use an alternative waste disposal system on my property?
9. Can I live in an RV on my property?
10. Can I build my own home or do I need a licensed contractor?
11. Where can I find more information about my property?
12. Can I build an accessory dwelling structure or guest house on my property?
13. How long is my building permit good for?
14. How can I get an address?
15. How much does a permit cost?
16. How do I apply for a permit?
17. Is my property in a floodplain?
18. What is a setback and how is it measured?
19. Can I operate a business out of my home?
20. Can you tell me the location of easements on or near my property?
21. How do I resolve an easement dispute with my neighbor?