The County Zoning Ordinance requires that all non-residential development or redevelopment have an approved site plan filed with the Planning Department. This is done to protect property owners and citizens and to ensure basic standards for health and safety. Site plan regulations apply to all commercial, industrial, multi-family, churches, and institutional uses.
If locating a business in an existing structure, check with Planning to be sure that the business is suitable for the site. There may be parking, lighting, screening, or land use issues that need to be addressed. Contact the Building Inspector's Office to determine if any building permits will be required.