What is a Minor Use Permit? A Minor Use Permit is a low-cost Use Permit that provides regulation over specified land uses that may have certain limited impacts, but do not require a full public hearing process. Minor Use Permits are approved or denied by the Planning Director based on staff recommendations and conditions for approval referenced in Zoning Code Section 6.4.2. Examples of uses include, but are not limited to, on-sale alcohol, large wineries/breweries, pawn shops, smoke shops, check cashing/payday loans, thrift stores, adult novelty stores, conversion of a single-family residence to more than four bedrooms, fence deviations, and barn setback deviations.
What will the Permit Cost? See the Planning and Environmental Fees page for current information. The Minor Use Permit is coded "UPM".
How to Apply for a Minor Use Permit
- Determine if a Minor Use Permit is required by reviewing the List of Uses that Require a Minor Use Permit.
- Complete the General Application and a supplemental application form (if applicable).
Supplemental Application Forms
Check Cashing/Payday Loans
Adult Novelty Shops
Large Family Day Care
Residential Care Homes
Farm Worker Housing
Child Care Center