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Zoning and Codes Links
List of resource links for Zoning and Codes.
Agritourism is the intersection of agriculture and tourism, when the public visits rural areas for recreation, education, enjoyment, entertainment, adventure or relaxation. Agritourism uses the rural experience as a tool for economic development.
The Board of Zoning Appeals is a five-member, quasi-judicial board, which, through state statute, is granted the authority to consider and approve, or deny, applications requesting relief from the requirements of the Zoning Regulations involving private property within the Unincorporated Douglas County. The board's decisions are made following quasi-judicial procedure, to develop findings of fact, based on evidence presented to it during a public hearing.
The Board of Zoning Appeals is comprised of five-members who serve 3-year terms.
Getting building permits in Douglas County, Kansas.
Relevant FEMA documents that pertain to floodplain and development within Douglas County.
Fireworks rules and regulations for vendors in Douglas County, Kansas.
Douglas County is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This program provides subsidized flood insurance for all property owners, provided that the local government institutes adequate land use and development control measures for preventing and reducing property damage from flooding. In addition, Douglas County must ensure that projects within the floodplain comply with FEMA regulations and the Douglas County Zoning and Land Use Regulations. Douglas County participates in the Community Rating System (CRS).
Douglas County is host to a wide array of individuals who make their living doing what they love. In the spirit of entrepreneurship, many residents have started a business in their very own home. While home businesses can be great, many unintentionally lead to adverse effects on adjacent neighbors and properties. For this reason, home based businesses have been categorized into Type 1, Type 2, and Conditional Use’s. All home based businesses are required to register their business through Douglas County Zoning and Codes.
Federal and State contacts for the NFIP, Kansas Department of Ag, and FEMA