Conditional Use Permit (CUP)

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Conditional Use Permit (Major)

A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is considered when a prospective land use is not permitted outright in a particular zone, but a conditional use is possible. It reflects the need to provide additional opportunities and/or impose additional restrictions on the use in order to maintain compatibility in the community. For example, someone wishing to locate a school in a multi-family residential zone would need to acquire a conditional use permit to ensure that the design would not detract from the neighborhood, additional traffic caused by the school would not be detrimental, etc. Conditional, as well as permitted, uses are listed in Chapter 15.12 of the Zoning Code.

An application and checklist must be completed by the applicant filing for a conditional use permit. The proposal then goes to a public hearing before the Hearing Examiner who makes the determination for approval based on a staff report and public testimony.

View the Major CUP application packet [PDF].

Conditional Use Permit (Minor)

A Minor Conditional Use Permit (CUP) applies to an expansion of a legal, existing conditional use where the expansion is no greater than 20%. A minor CUP is decided administratively and does not require a public hearing.

View the Minor CUP application packet [PDF].

For more information, call the Department of Planning & Community Development at 206.973.4750.

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