Apply for a Conditional Use Permit

Process

Step 1.Review the conditional use permit requirements

  • Verify the proposed use requires a use permit by viewing the table of permitted uses HERE
  • Review the Conditional Use Permit criteria in Section 22.5 of the Zoning Code. 

Step 2.Submit a pre-application packet

  • The purpose of this meeting is to introduce your project to town staff.
  • During the meeting, staff will provide preliminary comments regarding process and code compliance
  • Download and fill-out a pre-application form HERE.(PDF, 2MB)
  • Submit the application to planning@orovalleyaz.gov
  • Applications received by Wednesday at 5 PM will be scheduled for consideration the following Thursday. Applications received after the deadline will be scheduled for consideration 2 Thursday's from the date received.

Step 3.Attend 1st neighborhood meeting

  • A formal neighborhood meeting is required prior to submittal of the formal application
  • The purpose of this meeting is to:
    • Summarize the review process
    • Introduce the application to neighbors
    • Provide an opportunity for neighbors to give feedback and identify any concerns to help inform the formal application

Step 4.Submit the formal application

Step 5.Attend 2nd neighborhood meeting (if necessary)

  • The purpose of the 2nd meeting is to:
    • Present your revised submittal to neighbors
    • Provide the applicant the opportunity to discuss any changes or mitigation measures incorporated to address prior concerns
    • Discuss any remaining issues or concerns to strive toward consensus
  • Additional neighborhood meetings may be necessary if unresolved issues remain

Step 6.Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing

  • Conditional Use Permit applications require consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Staff will provide a report regarding General Plan and Zoning Code compliance and any neighborhood mitigation measures prior to the meeting
  • A staff presentation will be provided outlining the proposed application followed by staff’s recommendation
  • The applicant will be provided an opportunity to present their application
  • The general public, including neighbors, will similarly be provided an opportunity to speak during the public hearing

Step 7.Town Council Public Hearing

  • Following a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Council will consider the application
  • Staff will provide a report regarding General Plan and Zoning Code compliance and any neighborhood mitigation measures prior to the meeting
  • A staff presentation will be provided outlining the proposed application followed by the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation
  • The applicant will be provided an opportunity to present their application
  • The general public, including neighbors, will similarly be provided an opportunity to speak during the public hearing

Step 8.Next steps

  • If not processed concurrently, subsequent to Town Council approval, a development review application is required. Click HERE for more information about that process.