Agenda Item 9
September 9, 2016
Jeff ZYOnlz,lnior Legislative Analyst
Expedited Bill 35-16, Building Pennits - Amendments
Expedited Bill 35-16, Building Pennits - Amendments, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Planning,
Housing and Economic Development Committee, was introduced on August 2. A Planning, Housing and
Economic Development Committee worksession was held on September 12.
Bill 35-16 is tied to the approval of Subdivision Regulation Amendment (SRA) 16-01 and Zoning
Text Amendment (ZTA) 16-12. SRA 16-01 includes provisions for ownership units (previously called
ownership lots). These ownership units may result in fire code violations when there is a use certificate
or a building on the parent lot. Bill 35-16 would require a pennit when this situation occurs to avoid
violations. SRA 16-01 will also remove building pennit provisions in the Subdivision Code. Bill 35-16
will include the building pennit provisions deleted from that code.
Bill 35-16 would also include the building pennit provisions currently in Chapter 59 which will
be deleted from Chapter 59 by ZTA 16-12. The intent of these amendments is to consolidate building
permit provisions to one chapter of the County Code.
What is the relationship between Bill 35-16 and ZTA 16-12?
ZTA 16-12 deletes provisions currently in the Zoning Code (Chapter 59). The deleted provisions
are included in Bill 35-16. Bill 35-16 would amend Chapter 8 so that all building permit provisions are
in a single chapter of code. The following show the deleted provisions in ZTA 16-12 and where those
provisions would be included in other sections of code.
Lines 46 to 57 in Bill 35-16 replace the exemption from building pennits approval for agricultural
facilities that would be deleted in the Zoning Code by ZTA 16-12 (lines 46 to 52).
Lines 54 to 63 in Bill 35-16 would replace the exemption from building permits approval for utility
equipment that would be deleted in the Zoning Code by ZTA 16-12 (lines 53 to 62).
Lines 121 to 128 in Bill 35-16 would replace the requirement for more infonnation for larger
parking lots that would be deleted in the Zoning Code by ZTA 16-12 (lines 64 to 69).