How do I apply for a special use permit?
Individuals should meet with the zoning administrator prior to having a special use agency review meeting to determine if their use qualifies. If so, individuals are required to fill out an agency review meeting worksheet. After hearing comments from all agencies, if applicant chooses to move forward with a special use permit, a special use permit application needs to be completed along with the required sketch and 550.00 review fee. At this point a second meeting with the zoning administrator is advised to go over the application before submittal. This application then goes to a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors for a determination if the use should be approved or denied. This process normally takes about 3 months from the date the application is submitted.

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1. How do I apply for a building permit?
2. How do I schedule inspections?
3. What type of inspections will take place once my permit is issued and I have begun construction?
4. How do I list myself as my own contractor?
5. How can I view my property on the County’s map and obtain information such as: Acreage, Zoning, & Floodplain?
6. My property is located in the floodplain, can I still build in this area?
7. My property is < 1 Acre and I am building an enclosed addition to my property, will I need a foundation survey?
8. How do I obtain a business license?
9. What is a home occupation permit, and do I need one?
10. How do I apply for a special use permit?
11. How do I apply for a poultry house?
12. Do I need a permit for open air burning?
13. How do I apply for my well and septic permits?
14. Where do I place my building permit?
15. Do I need a building permit?
16. What is required to build a new home in Rockingham County?
17. What do I need to do to obtain a manufactured home placement permit?
18. My property is located within one of the seven towns in Rockingham County. How do I obtain town zoning approval?
19. What is a farm building exemption and how do I apply for one?