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Zoning

Rezoning Application Instructions

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Types of Applications

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency accepts applications for:

  • Rezonings
     
  • Street & alley closures
     
  • Special exceptions permits (including planned unit developments)
     
  • Conditional use permits

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Who May Apply?

In the case of rezonings and special exceptions permits, property owners or their appointed representatives may apply. Adjacent property owners may apply for street and alley closures.

The appointed representative is a person authorized by the legal current property owner to represent the case as the applicant. As part of the application, the representative shall submit a SIGNED document by the current property owner stating knowledge of the request and acknowledging that the applicant is representing the owner.

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What Information is Required?

The information listed below is not all-inclusive. Additional information may be required as a part of the application or hearing process. Please see zoning ordinances or regulations for those requirements.

Rezonings:

  • Zoning request form
     
  • Site plan (see below for details)
     
  • A copy of the recorded deed of the property
     
  • Check or money order in an amount specified on the fee schedule. Application fee is only refundable up to 3 days from the date an application is submitted.
     

Site plans are required for the following types of zoning requests:


  Exempt Required for
Chattanooga A-1, R-1 & PUD Special Exceptions* R-2 & R-5 with 3 or more dwelling units; all other zones
Hamilton County A-1, R-1, R-5 & PUD Special Exceptions* R-2, R-2A & MH with 3 or more dwelling units; all other zones
East Ridge A-1 & R-1 R-2 & R-5 with 3 or more dwelling units; all other zones
Lakesite R-1 & PUD Special Exceptions* R-2 & R-5 with 3 or more dwelling units; all other zones
Lookout Mountain  R-1 & R-2 All other zones
Ridgeside  R-1 None
Walden  A-1, R-1 & E-1 All other zones


*PUD Special Exceptions are already subject to separate site plan submittal requirements as provided for by ordinance.




Street or Alley Closure or Abandonment:

  • Zoning request form
     
  • Signatures, when applicable, on the application and copies of deeds of individuals who own the properties adjoining the street or alley easement affected.
     
  • Check or money order in an amount specified on the fee schedule. Application fee is only refundable up to 3 days from the date an application is submitted.
     

Other Permits:

  • Zoning request form
     
  • A copy of the recorded deed of the property
     
  • Check or money order in an amount specified on the fee schedule. Application fee is only refundable up to 3 days from the date an application is submitted.

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Application Deadline

Applications received by the 10th of the month shall be heard at the next regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting. If the 10th falls on a non-working day, the deadline shall be the last working day preceding the 10th. The deadline for the Signal Mountain Planning Commission is the 10th of the month, or the last working day preceding the 10th.
 

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Required Posting of Signs

  • Signs must be posted at the right-of-way of the street or road.
     
  • Signs should be mounted on a hard surface that will prevent curling or bending of the sign. Signs may be mounted on a structure and should be visibly free from obstruction.
     
  • Signs improperly displayed may be considered a violation of the zoning process.
     
  • Signs must be posted no later than the 11th of the month and maintained throughout the entire process.
     
  • The applicant is responsible for replacing notice signs, which are damaged or lost.
     

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