Development Permit Application Process

Application


A completed development permit application, including fee, will be processed by either a Development Officer or the Municipal Planning Commission, depending on the type of application.



Approval


If an application is approved by the Municipal Planning Commission, a notice is placed in the local newspaper and the 14-day appeal period begins. A development permit will be issued, with or without conditions, to the applicant once the appeal period has passed and no appeals are made. If applicable to the type of project, the applicant may also be required to apply and obtain a Building Permit.


Appeals


If an appeal is received, a hearing is held by the municipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (S/DAB).

NOTICE: Changes in M.D. Development Permit Application Process

Please read the document below for summary on new development permit application review and drop off process. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Development & Planning Department for assistance.

MD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS (PDF)