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Request Conditional Use Board Zoning Appeals

For uses permitted as Conditional Use, please refer to the Unified Zoning Ordinance.

Uses that conform to the Conditional Uses in the various zoning districts shall be permitted therein only upon the approval of a Conditional Use Permit by a vote of the Board of Zoning Appeals of Randolph County, Indiana.

To apply for Conditional Use, a form is available (Application for Conditional Use). If you wish to apply for Conditional Use, please return this form signed and notarized to the Area Planning Office to start the procedure.

The petitioner will be asked to provide the deed to the property so that the Area Planning Department can prepare a “Notice of Public Hearing” to be published in the newspaper using the legal description furnished by the applicant. The cost of the publication shall be the responsibility of the applicant. The News-Gazette will mail a bill along with proof of publication to the applicant.

The Area Planning Department will provide the applicant with a list of property owners abutting the piece of property pertaining to the hearing. That list of property owners and addresses will be furnished to the applicant so that notices via certified mail – return receipt requested, can be sent out at least 10 days prior to the hearing date. The Area Planning Department will supply a form letter (Due Notice to Interested Parties) for this purpose. The white receipts from the Post Office must be returned in a timely manner to the office and an Affidavit of Notice must be signed and notarized.

Two GIS Maps will be drawn by the Area Planning Department, one showing the property for Conditional Use and any alterations or pertinent information, and one showing the abutting property owners around the parcel requesting Conditional Use.

The Board of Zoning Appeals shall approve an application for a Conditional Use Permit upon the Findings of Fact. (Conditional Use Article XI).

The Board of Zoning Appeals requires a Plan of Operation to explain in greater detail why the petitioner is requesting a Conditional Use. It shall become an enforceable part of the board’s approval. The Board of Zoning Appeals can impose reasonable conditions upon its approval of a Conditional Use Permit.

Any approval given by the Board of Zoning Appeals may be appealed by Writ of Certiorari in Circuit Court or Superior Court. (See Article XI – of the Unified Zoning Ordinance).