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No, at the moment the City of McRae-Helena does not require permits for this type of improvement. However, it is a good idea to contact City Hall to be sure your plans fit within current zoning regulations and right of way easements. Fencing and driveways are regulated in the McRae-Helena Zoning Ordinance.
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Generally, a permit must be obtained prior to beginning any construction, erection, alteration, or repair to any structure other than ordinary repairs such as painting or appliance installations. As a rule of thumb, if you are adding habitable square footage to a property or changing the use of the building, you will need a permit.
No, the raising of poultry or livestock does not conform to our zoning ordinance.
You can view the Zoning Map here. If you still have questions, call City Hall at 229-868-6051.
If the business type qualifies as a conditional use for the zoning classification of your residence, you can submit an application packet for a conditional use permit. That is a non-transferable permit which will allow a specific use at your property. The Planning and Zoning Commission hears permit requests. For more information about conditional uses, click here.