Certificate of Compliance

The Zoning Administrator shall issue a Certificate of Compliance in any district for a proposed use listed as an allowed use with a certificate of compliance (CC) in Chapter Two, Part 1, if the proposed use will not be contrary to the provisions of this Development Code. The certificate shall be granted for a particular use and specific location, and not for a particular person or firm.


Whenever this Development Code requires a Certificate of Compliance, a written application shall be filed with the Township. The application shall be accompanied by development plans of the proposed use showing such information as may be reasonably required by the Township, as established by Township ordinance or resolution. These plans shall contain adequate information from which the Township can determine if the proposed development will meet all development standards if the project proceeds in accordance with such plans. This may include, but is not limited to site plans, building plans, grading plan, etc.


The use shall conform to the regulations specified in this Development Code.


Issuance and Conditions:
If the Zoning Administrator determines that the use is in compliance with the conditions contained in this Development Code, the Zoning Administrator shall notify the Town Board in writing of the intent to issue the certificate. If no objections are received within a five (5) day time period, the Zoning Administrator shall issue the certificate. Conditions required by this Development Code shall be applied to the issuance of the Certificate of Compliance and a periodic review of the certificate and proposed use may be required.


Record of Certificates of Compliance:
The Township shall maintain a record of all certificates of compliance issued including information on the use, location and conditions imposed as part of the permit such as time limits; review dates and such other information as may be appropriate.


Appeals to Denial of Certificates of Compliance:
If the request for a Certificate of Compliance is denied, if conditions with which the applicant disagrees are imposed, or if revoked, the applicant may appeal the decision to the Town Board. The procedures to be followed in this case shall be the same as those followed for an appeal of any administrative decision made by the Zoning Administrator. No re-application for the same Certificate of Compliance shall be resubmitted for a period of six (6) months from the date of denial of the previous application unless there has been a substantial change in circumstances as it relates to the request.


Expiration of Certificates of Compliance:
A Certificate of Compliance shall expire and be considered null and void one (1) year after it has been issued if the use has not been established.


A violation of any condition set forth in a Certificate of Compliance shall be a violation of this Development Code and failure to correct said violation within thirty (30) days of written notice from the Zoning Administrator shall terminate the Certificate of Compliance. The hearing procedure for said revocation shall be the same procedure as that set forth under Section 9 of this chapter.


Existing Uses:
All uses existing at the time of adoption of this Development Code that now require a Certificate of Compliance may continue in the same manner of operation as the use did upon the effective date of this Development Code. Any enlargement, structural alteration or intensification of use shall require a Certificate of Compliance as provided for above. Additional and reasonable conditions may be imposed for the continuation of such use in accordance with the regulations as set forth in the Development Code.


Application Checklist:
Escrow Policy
□ Site Map with any improvements marked (house, building, well, septic, driveway)
□ Plan/Proposal (in both hard copy and electronic if possible)
□ Application Permit Fee of $50.00
□ Required Escrow Deposit of $500.00
□ Any other items specifically requested

*Permit fee and escrow deposit per fee schedule.