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Zoning Permits

Zoning permits (building permits) are required to ensure that the construction planned is for legal use of the property and that all zoning setback requirements are met.

Zoning permits can only be issued for construction on lots that meet all requirements of the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. Permit applications with the appropriate fee are required prior to beginning construction for all non-farm structures in the unincorporated areas of Clinton County.

Fee Schedule

Construction may not begin until the permit has been approved. Construction is considered to be any work involving the erection, construction, reconstruction, moving, conversion, alteration or addition to any building or structure.

If an existing structure is being expanded (horizontally or vertically) a permit is required. Minimum setbacks from property lines are included in the Summary of Bulk Standards.

Setback and Lot Size Requirements

Zoning District Maximum Density Minimum
Lot Size
Front Side Corner Rear
A-1 1 unit/40 acres 2 acres 50 15 30 40
AR-1 1 unit/5 acres 2 acres 50 15 30 40
R-1 1 unit/5 acres 2 acres 30 15 30 35
R-2 4 units/1 acre* 9,600 sq. ft.* 30 10 25 35
C-1   1 acre 30 20 30 25
C-2   1 acre 30 20 30 25
M-1    5 acres 30 20 30 25
M-2   5 acres 50 20 30 30
*This density is allowed only where community water and wastewater facilities are available. On-site waste disposal (septic system) requires a minimum lot size of 2 acres.

Zoning Permit Application

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