Forms & Permit Applications
This page contains permit applications, forms, as well as some tools and instructions for a few of the permits listed. View the Fee Schedule (PDF) for the current fee schedule for these applications and forms. The fee schedule is also available at the Planning Department's front desk.
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Location/Conformance Permit (L/C Permit)
|This is required: (1) for all changes of land use and commercial activities within Cascade County jurisdiction and (2) prior to the construction of all buildings and structures two-hundred (200) square feet or larger on all lands within Cascade County jurisdiction.|
|Special Use Permit (SUP Permit)||This is required for uses in which conformance to additional standards will be required due to characteristics that are unique and special to the use. SUPs are to be issued for one specific use and are required for each tract of land.|
|Home Occupation||This permit is required for any occupation, profession, enterprise, or similar activity that is conducted on the premises of a single-family residence as an accessory use and that would be compatible in size and scope in an urban residential setting; the term does not include hobbies or similar non-commercial activities or any activity that would meet the definition of heavy industry. Please see Cascade County Zoning Regulations 8.16.|
|Building for Lease or Rent||This permit is required for building(s) lease or rent on a single tract of record.|
|Appeal||This is defined in Cascade County Zoning Regulations as "a request to the Zoning Board of Adjustment to rescind or modify a decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator. An appeal may also consist of a petition filed with a court of record to hear a determination of the Zoning Board of Adjustment or the Board of County Commissioners."|
|Variance||This is defined in Cascade County Zoning Regulations as "[...] a relaxation of the terms of these regulations where such variance will not be contrary to the public interest and where, owing to conditions peculiar to the property and not the result of the actions of the applicant, a literal enforcement of the regulations would result in unnecessary and undue hardship. As used in these regulations, a variance is authorized only for height, area, and size of structure, size of yards and open spaces, signage, landscaping, or as otherwise specifically provided for in these regulations. Establishment or expansion of a use otherwise prohibited shall not be allowed by variance, nor shall a variance be granted because of the presence of non-conformities in the zoning district or adjoining zoning districts."|
|Zone Change||This is required anytime a property owner wants to use their property in a manner that is not consistent with their current zoning designation.|
|Rural Special Improvement District|
The purpose of a Rural Special Improvement District is to provide citizen funding for improvements and maintenance of pre-existing improvements including, but not limited, to streets (dedicated and accepted not less than 5 years previous), ditches, bridges, culverts, curbs, gutters, sewers, and waterworks which benefit a particular segment of the community.
|Unclassified Use Permit||This is defined in Cascade County Zoning Regulations as "[...] a permit issued to an applicant by the Cascade County Planning Division after approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment allowing a particular use, structure or activity not allowed as a matter of right regardless of the underlying zoning district."|
Planning Department Forms:
Public Information Request (PIR) Forms:
- Do I need a permit to build a foundation or even to build a building/structure, like a shed or a garage?
- Do I need a permit for a change of use on my land/building?
- Do I need a permit for starting a business or for my business?
- Do I need a permit to put a sign up?
- Does the Planning Department enforce building codes?
- Does Cascade County issue a Certificate of Occupancy?
- How do I check to see if a property is in compliance with local land use regulations and ordinances?
- How do I check to see if I can build or start a business on a piece of property?
- How do I submit a land use complaint on a property located in the County?
- How do I get my junk vehicle(s) removed?
- What kind of plants does the County recommend for the Landscaping Requirements?