How do I obtain a Conditional Use Permit?

Applications for Conditional Use Permits are submitted to the Zoning and Site Development Department. The review procedure is:

  • Review procedure: An application for a conditional use permit must be submitted to the Zoning and Site Development Department. The county planning commission and the board of county commissioners shall hold separate public hearings on such an application within 60 days after all information and facts comprising the application have been submitted. Due public notice shall be given prior to the said hearings.
  • Public Notice Required: The public hearings referenced above shall be preceded by publication of notice of the time, place, and purpose of the hearing or hearings, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, inaccordance with the LDC and the provision of Chapter 125.66 FS.

In addition to the above-noticed requirements, a sign shall be posted on the land which is the subject of the hearing, at least 14 days prior to the date of the public hearing by the planning commission. The sign shall be erected on the property in such a manner as to allow the public to view the same from one or more streets. In the case of landlocked property, the sign shall be erected on the nearest street right-of-way, with an attached notation indicating the general distance and direction to the property for which the conditional use is sought. In all cases, the number of signs to be used shall be left to the discretion of the county administrator, or his designee; provided, that the numbers shall be reasonably calculated to adequately inform the public of the proposed conditional use.


Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the public hearings shall also be mailed to owners of property within 500 feet of the property lines of the land for which the conditional use permit is sought. For the purposes of this Code, names and addresses of property owners shall be deemed those appearing on the latest ad valorem tax rolls of Pasco County and the adjacent county.


Proof of publication, mailing, and posting of the notice required above shall be presented, by affidavit 7 days prior to the first public hearing.


Written final determination: The final determination of the board of county commissioners shall be a written form issued to an applicant after the completion of the review and public hearings.

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