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Do All Projects Undergo the Same Process?

The diagram below shows the typical permit/approval types identified in the Municipal Code and the decision process required for each type. The specific decisions for any given project is established in Chapter 12 of the Land Development Code

Permit Approval Types Decision Processes
  Ministerial Decisions Discretionary Decisions
  Process 1 Process 2 Process 3 Process 4 Process 5
Legislative Actions (Land Use Plan Amendments, Rezones)          
Subdivision Maps          
Planned Development Permits          
Site Development Permits          
Conditional Use Permits          
Coastal Development Permits          
Neighborhood Development Permits          
Neighborhood Use Permits          
Construction Permits (Building Permits, Right-of-Way Permits)          

Additional Information About the Review Process: