Permit / Applications

For successful processing of all permits and applications:

  • Fill in all information for the appropriate application form.  If you are uncertain which application to use please contact the Community Development Office at 937-433-3426.
  • Be sure to attach all required plans with the application and include an original signature.
  • Submit the application to the Community Development Office at 2700 Lyons Road.
  • Incomplete applications will not be received/processed until all required materials are provided.

General Permits - Zoning Certificates

 For standard development or construction on your property, one of the following certificates may be necessary. 

Please note, we are unable to receive payments in advance for Zoning Certificates and any payments received at the time of application will be returned.  You will be contacted with the total amount due once your permit is approved.

Board of Zoning Appeals

Prior to completing the forms below, please contact a member of the Community Development Staff to discuss your potential case.  Please note that all Board of Zoning Appeals applications require notarized signatures of the property owner and all fees must be paid at the time of application.

Zoning Commission

When submitting plans for the Zoning Commission please provide at least one set of plans 11 x 17 (or larger) and a second full size set of digital plans as a PDF or an additional second 11x17 (or larger) copy.  Please note that all Zoning Commission applications require notarized signatures of the property owner and all fees must be paid at the time of application.

  • Rezoning (Zoning Map Amendment)
    • To change the zoning of a property from one district to another. Not for modification into a Planned Development.
  • Site Plan Review (SPR)
    • For approval under Article 7 of the Zoning Resolution. This includes all new construction within a B-3 or B-4 district if it does not meet the Administrative Review process.
  • Architectural Sign Package (ASP)
    • Process to allow unique signage packages for large retail centers.
  • Landscape Site Review (LSR)
    • Process to allow unique landscaping design for retail centers.
  • Austin Center General Development Plan (ACGD)
    • Development approval process for all parcels with an Austin Center "AC" designation.
  • Outdoor Advertising (OA)
    • Approval of any outdoor advertising sign that meets certain criteria.
  • Zoning Text Amendment - Contact Staff
  • Planned Development Requests
    • To change the zoning of a property into a Planned Development two options are available - to provide a preliminary plan with general site design and development standards or to provide full development materials, including site, landscaping, lighting, and building elevations.
    • Final Development Plan / Tenant Fit Up (FDP)
      • To finalize a portion of a Planned Development that already has a Preliminary Development Plan in place.
      • Used to permit final tenant fit ups for buildings already approved.
    • Major Modification to PDP or FDP (MJM)
      • To make a modification to a previously approved Preliminary or Final Development Plan.
    • Minor Modification to FDP (MM)
      • Administrative / Staff Level Approval
      • To permit minor changes to a previously approved Final Development Plan. Generally for small landscaping, lighting, or signage modifications.

Please fill in all the information requested on the form. If you have any questions concerning the application, please call the Community Development Office at 937-433-3426 for assistance.