When it comes to owning land, there are specific stipulations as to what you can do with your property. Within the limits of these stipulations, you’re free to do just about anything that’s within the bounds of the law, however if you’re looking to expand the use of your land, you’re going to need zoning applications in Surrey. A zoning application allows you to reclassify the status of your land to fit a different use than was previously designated for it. A great example of this is land that is zoned as residential, but through the process of rezoning, will be used for commercial purposes.
Zoning helps to determine a number of things in regards to your land. As mentioned above, the zoning designation of your land will dictate what that land is eligible to be used for. As an example, land that is zoned as industrial can have a manufacturing plant or factory built on it. On this same token, land that is zoned as residential would not be allowed to support a factory or manufacturing plant.
When a landowner seeks zoning applications in Surrey, it’s usually because the land needs to be used for something other than what it was originally designated under. Say, for example, that you’re a commercial landowner that has quite a large tract of land to deal with. Instead of building a commercial structure on this land or developing it in a commercial sense, you may instead want to split the land into residential plots and develop in that way. Before anything can be undertaken, a zoning application must be obtained and filed with a notary public in order to ensure that any developments moving forward are legal in nature.
Often times, the zoning designation of a parcel of land will dictate specific items of development that must be conformed to. The height of a development, capacity of the building and the overall use of a building are often a few of the criteria that must be adhered to when considering development. If any factors like this fall out of bounds of the current zoning criteria, it might be a situation in which a new zoning application must be filed to change the use of the land. As an example, if you’re looking to build a “sleeping structure,” as it’s called when the building offers overnight accommodations for rent, you may need to make sure that your current zoning permits this type of development.
So where do you find information and apply for zoning applications in Surry? The most convenient place and where you’ll find the most knowledge on the topic of rezoning is with your local notary public, Jennine Fitterer. Not only will you receive the correct application for your situation, you’ll have access to a wide range of information regarding the potential do’s and don’ts of zoning. Overall, you’ll be more informed and better prepared for the process when you talk to someone who has extensive experience in zoning criteria.