A Special Exception is the grant of a specific use that would not be appropriate generally or without restriction. Effective October 30, 2014 all NEW applications for Special Exception will now be a “Conditional Use” –
The Department of Permitting Services inspects the Special Exceptions that have been approved by the Board of Appeals. The Department of Permitting Services will also Inspect Conditional Use Permits. Inspections are performed periodically as designated by the use and on a complaint basis. The inspectors verify that the site complies with the Deciding body's Resolutions, terms and conditions, and exhibits of record. The Department of Permitting Services does not inspect Accessory Apartments; the Department of Housing and Community Affairs inspect those cases.
See above for application fee and process.
The Department of Permitting Services charges an additional annual fee to cover the cost of the inspections. Bills are mailed to all Special Exception holders annually, and the fees are due July 31st. The annual fees include the Department of Permitting Services inspection fee and a Board of Appeals Administrative Fee.
The Special Exception fee is $360.35.
The Accessory Apartment Fee is $115.35
Fees are subject to change with each new fiscal year (July 1).