The term"nonconforming" applies to a land use which exited prior to the establishment of zoning in a geographic area, or a change in zoning which makes the use no longer in compliance with the Zoning Ordinance.
The applicant submits a formal request which is reviewed by DPS staff against the criteria for nonconforming use contained in the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance. Documentation such as sales receipts, tax records, signed affidavits and photographs provide evidence which is considered during the course of the decision-making process. The applicant is informed in writing of the decision on his or her request.
The total cost for each nonconforming user is $203.50. The total fee includes a research fee of $185.00 and 10% Automation Enhancement Fee of $18.50.
Provided that proper documentation is presented at the time of application, and no additional information is necessary, normal processing time is ten working days.
|Application||Non Conforming Use Application|
|Fees and Taxes|
|Fees||Resolution No. 16-551, Increasing Fees Collected by the Department of Permitting Services|
|Automation Enhancement Fee||Automation Enhancement Fee|
|Credit Card Authorization Form|
|Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations|
|Chapter 59-G-4||Montgomery County Code|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Non Conforming Use"||http://www3.montgomerycountymd.gov/311|
|Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections|
|Online Permit Status, Inspection Scheduling and Canceling||Search DPS|
|Call for More Information|
|In Montgomery County||311|
|Outside of Montgomery County||240-777-0311|