When is a Rezoning Required?
Since 1959, St. Charles County has used zoning to separate incompatible land uses; regulate how buildings and improvements to the land are constructed and used; limit the density and intensity of land uses; reduce hazards to life and property from flooding; and manage erosion, loss of tree canopy, and water quality. The policies which govern County zoning include the
Steps to Rezone Property
Rezoning property is normally initiated by a property owner or their agent, although the Planning and Zoning Commission may instead initiate a zoning map amendment. The steps to rezone property include:
Applicant consults with Planning & Zoning Division staff (highly recommended).
Affected property owners and municipalities formally notified of the public hearing may file a written protest (legal remonstrance) with the County Registrar before the County Council acts, in which case at least five out of seven Council members must vote in favor in order to approve the application.
Items to Submit and Fees
Applications must include (1) a legal description of the property to be rezoned, (2) a recent certificate of title or deed to the property showing ownership, and (3) the application fee (based on acreage).
Questions? Please contact the St. Charles County Planning and Zoning Division at 636-949-7335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.