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Text Amendment

What is a text amendment?

A text amendment is change to the official text of Chapter 42A, Land Development Code (LDC).

How are text amendments regulated?

Chapter 42A, Land Development Code, §42A-346 and ยง42A-370 provides the standards, regulations and procedures necessary to change LDC text.

Are any text amendment requests currently being considered?

Current and previous text amendment requests may be viewed by clicking here.

Under what circumstances would I pursue a text amendment request?

You may pursue a text amendment if you wish to conduct a land use activity/activities not permitted under the zoning district applied to your property. You may also pursue a text amendment to a zoning district applied to your property if you wish to alter the dimensional requirements applied by the zoning district. The submission of a text amendment application does not guarantee approval.

How do I request a text amendment?

Text amendments may be initiated by the Board of Commissioners, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Watershed Review Board, Flood Damage Prevention Board, County Manager, Planning Director, Zoning Administrator, or the owner(s) of the property. For specific information about requesting text amendment please click here.