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  1. There is hereby created a flood zone development permit which shall be known as a Development Permit. Responsibility for issuance is assigned to the Douglas County Department of Permits and Inspection.
  2. No person, firm, corporation, governmental unit or public agency shall initiate or continue any development or substantial improvement located within the zoning districts created by this resolution without first obtaining a Development Permit.
  3. No person, firm, corporation, governmental unit or public agency shall initiate or continue any improvement within the floodway zoning district created by this resolution without first obtaining a Development Permit.
  4. No Development Permit shall be issued unless it appears that the proposed project will conform to the applicable standards and uses set forth in this resolution. Provided that, a Development Permit will be issued for any improvement which is not a development or substantial improvement as defined herein undertaken or to be undertaken within the floodway zoning district created by this resolution if said improvement conforms to 12, C of this resolution regardless of conformance with 12, A and 12, B.
  5. Application for a Development Permit shall be made to the Department of Permits and Inspections on forms furnished by it which shall include plans drawn to scale showing the nature, location, dimensions, and elevations of the area in question and of existing or proposed structures, fill, material storage and drainage facilities thereupon. The applicant shall also give such other information as may reasonably be required by the Department.
  6. The Department of Permits and Inspections shall revoke the Development Permit of any project which fails to conform to the applicable standards and uses set forth in this resolution.
  7. The Department of Permits and Inspections shall review all applications for permits to build in the zoning districts created by this resolution. If it appears that a Development Permit is mandated by this resolution, no building permit shall be issued until the Development Permit is obtained.
  8. Where a request for a permit to develop is denied by the Planning & Zoning Coordinator, the applicant may apply for a variance directly to the Douglas County Board of Adjustment.
     


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