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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, 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.
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.