Conditional Use permits
ertain types of uses require special consideration prior to their being permitted in a particular district. The reason for special consideration involves, among other things, the size of the area required for the full development of such uses, the nature of the traffic problems incidental to operation of the use, the effect such uses have on any adjoining land uses and on the growth and development of the community as a whole.
All uses permitted conditionally are declared to typically possess such unique and special characteristics as to make impractical their being included as outright uses in any of the various districts defined within this title. The authority for the location and operation thereof shall be subject to review and the issuance of a conditional use permit (CUP). The purpose of review shall be to determine that the characteristics of any such use shall not be unreasonable or incompatible with the type of uses permitted in surrounding areas, and for stipulating such conditions as may be reasonable. No building permit shall be issued when a CUP is required per NCC Chapter 25 unless a permit has been granted by the Planning & Zoning Commission and then only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the CUP. The fee for a CUP is $350 and the process takes 6-8 weeks (no action may be taken until the CUP is approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission and there have been no appeals).
Depending on the CUP permit type the following permits may be required after the CUP permit is approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission:
A Kennel License is required for any property owner that keeps more than two (2) dogs over the age of 6 months. Upon approval of the CUP, the owner must obtain a kennel license.