What is a Conditional Use Permit (CUP)?

A CUP is a special permit that allows a business or property owner to engage in a certain type of land use, so long as it complies with specific conditions.  When reviewing a CUP, consideration is given to the location, design, configuration, operational characteristics and potential impacts to determine whether or not the proposed use will pose a detriment to the public health, safety and welfare.  All CUP requests require a public hearing before the Planning Commission, which has the authority to approve or deny such requests. When a CUP is approved, it runs with the land and all conditions placed on the CUP are binding on all successors in interest.

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1. Do I need a business license? How do I obtain one?
2. What is the zoning designation of my property?
3. How do I find out what types of uses are allowed on a property?
4. What is a Conditional Use Permit (CUP)?
5. I would like to obtain a sign for my business/building. What are the requirements and what is the process to get approval?
6. I would like to put up a temporary sign at my business location. What are the requirements and process to get approval?