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November 18, 2017
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Why does reviewing my application take so long?

Once an application is submitted, the County has 120 days if the parcel is within an Urban Growth Boundary or 150 days if outside of an Urban Growth Boundary to render a decision in accordance with state laws. This timeframe must include the appeal period and time for hearings if any are requested. After the application is submitted with the required fee, maps and research are done for the property in question. The assigned planner must determine if the application is complete, determine lot legality, and review the application to determine if the proposal will meet all of the County ordinances as well as State laws. Agencies may also be noticed for comment. Once the planner has all of the information needed to make a thorough and accurate decision, a staff report is completed, reviewed and mailed out to surrounding property owners who have 12 days to request a hearing. A planner has many files that are being worked on at one time; applications are reviewed in the order they are submitted.

Why does reviewing my application take so long?

Once an application is submitted, the County has 120 days if the parcel is within an Urban Growth Boundary or 150 days if outside of an Urban Growth Boundary to render a decision in accordance with state laws. This timeframe must include the appeal period and time for hearings if any are requested. After the application is submitted with the required fee, maps and research are done for the property in question. The assigned planner must determine if the application is complete, determine lot legality, and review the application to determine if the proposal will meet all of the County ordinances as well as State laws. Agencies may also be noticed for comment. Once the planner has all of the information needed to make a thorough and accurate decision, a staff report is completed, reviewed and mailed out to surrounding property owners who have 12 days to request a hearing. A planner has many files that are being worked on at one time; applications are reviewed in the order they are submitted.