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Frequently Asked Questions

What is design review?
Design Review is intended to preserve and enhance architectural and recreational aspects of designated areas of the County. This includes the appearance and design of buildings, sites, structures and signs in an effort to maintain the architectural and recreational aspects of designated areas. Every lot in Shelter Cove is subject to design review.

Special Building Structural Design Standards for Shelter Cove include the requirement for a minimum building width dimension of 20 feet, a minimum 12 inch roof overhang, foundations designed for Seismic Zone IV, and no use of unfinished or galvanized siding or roofing materials.

In addition to Design Review, a Coastal Development Permit will be required for the development of properties located within the Coastal Zone. For more information on processing time frame and application requirements contact the Current Planning Division of the Planning and Building Department.

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1. Is this lot “buildable”?
2. Is this lot within the Resort Improvement District’s service area?
3. What is the zoning for this lot? Is this lot located within the Coastal Zone?
4. What development does zoning allow?
5. What permits are required for development in Shelter Cove?
6. What is design review?
7. What are violations? Are there any violations on this parcel?
8. What is the basic process for getting a building permit?
9. What is the basic process for getting a planning permit?
10. What are typical fees for a planning permit?
11. Where can I get more Information?
12. Click here to return to the Planning and Building Department