“Twenty-Year Registered Use” means a use not allowed as permitted, conditional, or special exception use under the law in effect for the zone in which the use is located when the use commenced, and for which no enforcement action has been initiated within 20 years of the date the use commenced.
The Letter of Explanation should describe each specific use that is on the property, all other uses on the property, the date when each use began, the character and extent of each use, and any enforcement actions related to the property with the outcome. Be sure to list, in square feet, the floor area of all structures, land activities such as outdoor storage and parking, and water area related to maritime use.
All administrative site plans must be drawn at an engineering scale no smaller than 1”=40’ showing the entire property in question. This plan must show all existing improvements, their dimensions and their distance (setbacks) from all property lines. It must also indicate the height and floor area of each structure and facility located on the property.
Floor plans to scale for all structures including a notation for the USE of the floor area.
To confirm the ownership of the subject property. A copy can be obtained from mdlandrec.net. Provide a copy of the recorded subdivision plat or a signed and sealed survey of the property if the deed does not provide a metes and bounds description.
List of names and mailing addresses of all property owners within 175 feet of the subject property lines in all directions, including across a road.
This evidence may include sales receipts, bills, rental leases, licenses, building permits and certificates of occupancy. Other records or affidavits that support should also be included in your packet. Affidavits may be utilized as supporting evidence but will not be accepted as the sole source of evidence to approve the application.
|$35 per sign
|For sites with frontage on more than one road or on the water, additional signs are required for each road and water frontage. It is the responsibility of the applicant to post the required sign(s) on the subject property for a minimum of fourteen (14) days. The Research & GIS Section of the Office of Planning and Zoning will provide all applicable signs.