Permits & Policies


 
 
Purchasing Policy Manual 
The Purchasing Policy Manual was revised and approved on December 07, 2021, by Commission Order No. 2021-544.
 
 

 
 
 

Please note: These regulations are provided electronically to the public as a courtesy. We make every effort to keep these documents updated as amendments are made, but it is possible that each article or appendix may not be the most up-to-date version. To ensure that you are accessing the correct information, we recommend contacting us for confirmation. 

 

A full paper copy (in binder) of the Unified Land Use Regulations may be purchased from the Planning & Zoning Department for $35.00 (with advance notice).

 Article 1 General Provisions
 Article 2 Definitions
 Article 3 Administrative
 Article 4 Applications, Permits & Hearings
 Article 5 Enforcement & Review
 Article 6 Prior-Existing Nonconforming Uses
 Article 7 Zoning Districts
 Article 7 Zoning Chart
 Article 7 Official Zoning Map
 Article 8 Subdivisions
 Article 9 Planned Unit Developments
 Article 10 Supplementary Use Regulations
 Article 11 Floodplain Management
 Article 12 Parking
 Article 13 Buffers
 Article 14 Amendments
 Article 15 Residential Cluster Development
 Article 16 Sign Regulations
 Article 17 Sale of Consumer Fireworks
 Article 18 Material Public Nuisances
 Article 19 Telecommunications Towers
 Article 20 Erosion Control & Stormwater Management
 Appendix C Specifications for Street Design & Construction
 Appendix G Assurance for Completion & Maintenance of Improvements
 Appendix O Confined Animal Feeding Operations 

 

Applications and Information

Please see the Fee Schedule for a list of application fees. If you have any questions, please let us know: (636) 583-6369.

Please note: 
The forms and information on this page are intended to be used as a guide and do not replace the information found in the Unified Land Use Regulations (or any other applicable county order). If there is any conflict between this information and the regulations (or order), the regulations (or order) will prevail.

 

Amendment Requests

The public may request that amendments be made to the Franklin County Unified Land Use Regulations. These requests are reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Commission for a recommendation and then reviewed by the County Commission for a decision.

General Application Form - This is the application required to begin the process. Please note the four pieces of information listed at the top of the form that are required upon submittal. If applying as a business rather than an individual, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business.

 

Appeals (Board of Zoning Adjustment)

Decisions made by the Planning  & Zoning Commission, the Planning Director, and the Zoning Enforcement Officer can be appealed to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA).

Appeal Application Form - This is the application required to begin the process. Please note the three pieces of information listed at the top of the form that are required upon submittal. If applying as a business rather than an individual, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business.

Applicant Information Form - This addendum must be completed and submitted with the Appeal Application Form.

 

Conditional Use Permits (CUP)

Land uses listed under Article 7 as "Conditional" require a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), which is reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Commission.

Conditional Use Permit Process - A brief article explaining the CUP application and review process.

General Application Form - This is the application required to begin the process. Please note the four pieces of information listed at the top of the form that are required upon submittal. If applying as a business rather than an individual, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business.

Applicant Information Form - This addendum must be completed and submitted with the General Application Form.

 

Fireworks (Seasonal)

Temporary Seasonal Fireworks stands are permitted in certain districts in Franklin County (see Article 7).

Fireworks Application Form - This is the application required to begin the process. If applying as a business rather than an individual, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business. 
Please see Article 17 for a list of all items that are required to be submitted with the application form. Because the application fee is based on the date that a COMPLETE application is submitted to our office (missing none of the required items), we recommend submitting the application at the beginning of May to allow ample time for processing and review. 

Fireworks Application Instructions 

Applicant Information Form - This addendum must be completed and submitted with the Fireworks Application Form.

Driveway Access Statement - This form is required if using an existing already-approved commercial entrance.

 

Floodplain

Development in the floodplain may require review by the Franklin County Floodplain Administrator.

SEMA Floodplain Development Permit Application - This is the application required to begin the process. If applying as a business rather than an individual, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business.

FEMA Elevation Certificate - If the SEMA Floodplain Development Permit Application is being completed in conjunction with the construction or placement of a structure, an Elevation Certificate will also be required and must be completed by an engineer.  

 

FEMA Confirmed LOMAs/LOMRs - June 6, 2020

 

 

Land Divisions and Adjustments

Subdivision Application Form - This form must be completed for land divisions or adjustments.

Applicant Information Form - This addendum must be completed and submitted with the Subdivision Application Form.

 

Road Sign Request - All road names must be approved by the Franklin County Addressing Authority. 

Escrow Form (with instructions) - This form is only completed when Escrow is required or requested. 
Escrow Release

 

Medical Hardship Agreements

Information regarding qualifications for a Medical Hardship Agreement can be found in Article 10, Section 231.

Temporary Medical Hardship Application This is the application required to begin the process. Please note the five pieces of information listed at the top of the form that are required upon submittal. If applying as a business rather than an individual, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business. 

Applicant Information Form - This addendum must be completed and submitted with the Temporary Medical Hardship Application.

 

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana cultivation, manufacturing, dispensaries, and testing facilities are permitted in certain districts in Franklin County (see Article 7). 
A Zoning Permit/Verification is for anyone wishing to receive verification of the zoning district of a specific property, as well as anyone wishing to receive verification that a specific use is permitted.
Zoning Verification (Medical Marijuana) - This is the application required to begin the process. Please note the two pieces of information listed at the top of the form that are required upon submittal. 

  

Rezoning Requests

Rezoning Request Process - A brief article explaining the Rezoning Request application and review process.

General Application Form - This is the application required to begin the process. Please note the four pieces of information listed at the top of the form that are required upon submittal. If applying as a business rather than an individual, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business.

Justification for Rezoning - This form must be completed and submitted with the General Application Form. 

 

Second Dwelling Agreement

Information regarding qualifications for a Second Dwelling Agreement can be found in Article 10, Section 231.

Second Dwelling Agreement Application - This is the application required to begin the process. Please note the four pieces of information listed at the top of the form that are required upon submittal. If applying as a business rather than an individual, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business. 

Applicant Information Form - This addendum must be completed and submitted with the Second Dwelling Agreement Application.

 

Special Occasion Permits (SOP)

Special Occasions are permitted in certain districts in Franklin County (see Article 7) and require a Special Occasion Permit (SOP), which is reviewed by the Planning Director.

Special Occasion Permit Application Form This is the application required to begin the process for all special occasions. In addition to submitting the General Warranty Deed for any property involved, please see Article 10, Section 237 (D) for a list of information that should be submitted. If applying as a business rather than an individual, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business.

Applicant Information Form - This addendum must be completed and submitted with the Special Occasion Permit Application Form.

 

Subdivisions - See Land Divisions and Adjustments

 

Subdivision Vacations

Subdivision plats may only be vacated with the approval of the County Commission. Information regarding qualifications and the vacation process can be found in Article 8.

Plat Vacation Form - This is the application required to begin the process. Please note the four pieces of information listed at the top of the form that are required upon submittal. If applying as a business rather than an individual, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business. 

Applicant Information Form This addendum must be completed and submitted with the Plat Vacation Form.

 

Telecommunications Towers

General Application Form - This is the application required to begin the process for all tower permits. Please see Article 19 for a list of information that should be submitted with each type of permit, in addition to the items listed on the form. Except in the case of a Zoning Permit, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business.

Applicant Information Form - This addendum must be completed and submitted with the General Application Form, except when applying for a Zoning Permit.

Tower Application Supplement - This form must be completed and submitted with the General Application Form, only when applying for a Zoning Permit.

 

Variances (Board of Zoning Adjustment)

Requests for variances from requirements in the Franklin County Unified Land Use Regulations are reviewed by the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA).

Variance Application Form - This is the application required to begin the process. Please note the four pieces of information listed at the top of the form that are required upon submittal. If applying as a business rather than an individual, we will require documentation showing the signer’s authority to sign on behalf of the business.

Applicant Information Form - This addendum must be completed and submitted with the Variance Application Form.

 

Witness Reports

Anyone who witnesses a violation of the Unified Land Use Regulations and wishes to report such activity can do so by completing a Witness Report Form.

Witness Report Form 


Zoning Permits/Verifications

A Zoning Permit/Verification is for anyone wishing to receive verification of the zoning district of a specific property, as well as anyone wishing to receive verification that a specific use is permitted.
If the verification is for a Medical Marijuana facility, please see Medical Marijuana (above). 

General Application Form - This is the application required to begin the process. Please note the four pieces of information listed at the top of the form that are required upon submittal. 


 
 RESIDENTIAL  
 
 
Forms to complete and submit:
 
Driveway Declaration Form (for existing driveways only)
 
 
Lists below assist with obtaining your proposed septic installation information to submit with permit application: 
 
 
 
 

 STORAGE AND POLE BUILDINGS/DETACHED GARAGES 
 
 
 
 

MANUFACTURED HOME INFORMATION 
 
 
 

 SEWER INFORMATION
 
(use this application for septic only permits) 
 
 
 
 

SOLAR INSTALLATION
 
 

 
SWIMMING POOLS
 
 

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 
 
 

 USEFUL LINKS: 
 
State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources

 

Building Department

400 East Locust Street

Room 006

Union, Missouri 63084

(636) 583-6384