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Special Use Permit Application Checklist
The applicant shall submit ten (10) copies of all required materials listed below. Applications will NOT be
accepted without the following attachments:
Application Form (pg 6). The application form must be signed by all of the property owners. If ownership is
in the name of any type of legal entity or organization including, but not limited to, a name of a corporation,
partnership, or association, or in the name of a trust, or in a fictitious name, a document acceptable to the
County must be submitted certifying that the person signing the application has the authority to do so. If the
application is submitted by an agent of the owner, the agent shall sign the application as well.
Concept Development Plan. Required for all special use permit requests. A concept plan is an initial plan,
which shows the general nature of the land use change or development, which is intended. It differs from the
final site plan, or, plot plan, which is required prior to the issuance of zoning approval and a building permit.
The level of needed detail may vary depending on the nature, size and complexity of the proposed project;
however, the following items shall be addressed with a concept plan submittal:
Existing Site Features:
a) Name of all landowners, applicant (if different), developer, engineer/ party preparing the plans.
b) Date, revision date(s), scale and north point of plan.
c) Lot size in acres and/or square feet, property lines and dimensions and any easements.
d) Zoning and existing use of property and all adjoining properties.
e) All existing buildings, and streets and/or other adjacent improved or unimproved rights-of-way.
f) All existing physical features such as tree cover, natural watercourses, recorded drainage easements, and
100-year floodplain limits.
Proposed Site Features:
g) Location of proposed access areas, loading zones, SWM facilities and streets or other rights-of-way.
h) Structures: dimensions, use and the general types of exterior materials.
i) Outside lighting: general location, height and type, and shielding.
j) General landscaping plan. Existing trees and shrubs are recommended to be maintained wherever
k) General location and type of screening (fences, walls, vegetation), signs and trash enclosures
Filing Fee. The application fee shall be paid when the application is submitted. Fees are determined by the
current fee schedule. Contact Planning & GIS staff for assistance calculating fees. Checks should be payable
to “ Treasurer of Montgomery County”.
Please note: In addition to the application fee, an invoice will be sent to the applicant/owner for fees associated
with legal advertisements as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Digital Submission of Application and all exhibits. Applications will not be considered complete until digital
items are received. An Adobe PDF document format is preferred for compatibility.