PROUD INVESTORS & TRUSTEES
Contact Planning & Zoning to determine if your desired location is properly zoned.
www.iompc.org or 687-8650
If using an existing building and not changing the use or making external renovations
- Contact OMPC office for staff review of project
- OMPC office must sign off on business license application
If using an existing building and changing the use but no building additions
- Contact OMPC office to determine if location must be rezoned.
- Rezoning process – Total estimated time: 2-3 months
- Complete rezoning application and submit no later than 21 days before the OMPC commission meeting (2nd Thursday of the month). At this meeting the project and any objections are heard by the OMPC commission. Any objections from the public are considered as evidence by the commission but do not decide if property is rezoned or not.
- After the OMPC conducts the public hearing, the OMPC makes a recommendation as to whether the zoning change should b approved or denied.
- The OMPC recommendation becomes final 21 days after the OMPC action unless the legislative body or a citizen files a request with the OMPC to have the legislative body decide the zoning change request. If a request is filed, the legislative body would schedule the request and have two readings of the ordinance and take final action.
For more details, please see the “Summary of Building Approval Process” outline.
If building new or making additions to existing building.
- Contact OMPC office to determine if location must be rezoned (see above if property must be rezoned)
- OMPC staff will determine if project is in the floodplain.
- If in the floodplain, you must apply for a permit from the KY Division of Water – Total est. time: 3 weeks
- Obtain a building permit – Total estimated time 2-3 days (best case)
- If only internal renovations:
- Submit floor plan and building permit application to OMPC office for review
- Receive permit
- If new construction or making external renovations/additions:
- Submit site plan (existing or prepared by a surveyor) with building permit application
- Show new addition and all proposed improvements.
- Contact City or County engineer to review any drainage issues
- OMPC will determine if parking, landscaping, and all other zoning requirements are adequate and make recommendations.
- Once all conditions are met building permit is issued