Land Use Info & Applications
Land Use applications and Zoning Information
Below is a list of P&Z permit application forms for proposals located in Driggs City limits. In addition to the minimum fees listed below, the City may charge to the applicant the actual costs of the publication, filing, postage costs, and staff time if such actual costs exceed the prescribed application fees.
Projects located in the Driggs Area of Impact are subject to the Driggs AOI Zoning Ordinance and County Subdivision Ordinance and are administered by Teton County. Please click here for permit and fee information.
Recommended application due dates to coincide with a P&Z Committee Meeting can be found here. Note: Submittal of an application one or by the recommended deadline does not guarantee that your application will be placed on the next P&Z Commission agenda. All applications are subject to a Completeness Determination by the Planning & Zoning Administrator, as per Section 14.3 of the Driggs Land Development Code and more information may be requested.
Zoning & Land Use Applications, Information, and Fees
An owner of property that is contiguous to current city limits AND lies within the Driggs Area of Impact may apply for annexation to become part of the City of Driggs. All annexation applications are subject to the requirements, review process, approval criteria and other stipulations found in Article 14.10 of the Land Development Code. An ordinance specific to the annexation will be adopted if the application is approved.
5 acres or less = $1,213
6-20 acres = $1,693
> 20 acres = $2,173
Idaho Statute 50-222 provides the legal framework for cities to take jurisdiction of zoning in annexed territory and establishes hearing procedures.
A Boundary Line Adjustment process is required when adjusting or removing common property lines or boundaries between adjacent parcels or tracts. Purposes for the adjustment may include (but are not limited to) accommodating a transfer of land, combining existing parcels or rectifying a disputed property line location. Only adjustments between building lots are eligible for review under this process; those that affect roads, parks, etc. are subject to the Plat Amendment Process.
Application Fee: $680
Section 14.13.3 of the Land Development Code outlines the application requirements, approval criteria and review process for a boundary line adjustment.
Only those uses identified in the Use Table (Article 10.2) as requiring a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) are eligible to apply for a CUP. The intent of the CUP is to provide standards and oversight to mitigate the effects these uses may have on the public and surrounding land owners. If the proposed conditional use cannot adequately meet the conditions necessary to assure protection and compatibility with the surrounding properties, uses and neighborhood, the Planning & Zoning Commission will not approve the proposed use.
Application Fee: $930
Driggs' Land Development Code Use Table in Article 10.2 shows the eligible conditional uses in each of the city's zoning districts.
Article 14.7 defines the Conditional Use Permit approval criteria and review process.
Idaho Statute 67-6512 provides the legal framework for conditional use permits.
The Design Review process is necessary for non-residential new construction and/or major remodels/additions that are located in the Design Review Overlay Zone and are subject to Appendix A: Design Standards and Guidelines.
Once a Design Review Sketch has been completed by the applicant and reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Administrator, the applicant can complete and submit a Final Design Review application. See Section II.B- II.F of the Design Standards & Guidelines for more information regarding application requirements, the review process, and approval criteria.
Sketch Plan Design Review - Sketch Plan Application Form
Final Design Review - Final Site Plan/Elevations Application Form
Sketch Plan & Minor Remodel: $125
Site Plan review: $235
Building Plan review: $23 per 1000sqft gross floor area
Appendix A Design Standards and Guidelines
Section 9.3 Design Review Overlay
A Land Development Code Text Amendment is used to change the text of the City’s Land Development Code. Such amendments may be used to correct an error, address a changing condition or trend, or respond to a change in State law. The City Council has final authority on a Text Amendment, and will approve, deny or approve with changes at a public hearing. For more information regarding the application requirements, review process, and approval criteria for a Text Amendment, please refer to Article 14.4 of the Land Development Code.
Application Fee: $1,250
A Lot Split is a simplified alternative to the Subdivision process that allows subdivision of lots under the following conditions:
- The number of resulting lots does not exceed 2.
- The lot is a Lot of Record and has not been divided since December 1, 1992.
- Each proposed lot meets the requirements of the Land Development Code and other applicable adopted plans and policies.
- The division does not require the extension of public utilities (other than individual service lines) and no substantial alteration of existing utilities is involved.
- The division does not require new public streets, and each proposed lot has either approved access to an existing public street or a recorded easement.
Any subdivisions of lots that do not meet these conditions are required to undergo the Subdivision process.
Application Fee: $680
Section 14.5.4 of the Land Development Code further outlines the application requirements and review process for a Lot Split.
This Permit is required for public and private events such as outdoor gatherings, parades, carnivals, fairs, outdoor concerts, or races that occur infrequently and occur in a facility or on a property that is beyond the scope of normal operation. Events that anticipate 50+ people, 2+ vendors, or could cause a public impact via disturbance, crowd, traffic/parking or disruption of the normal routine of the community or affected neighborhood are also subject to this permit unless exempted (Ordinance 379-17).
If the event is located on city property, a reservation and fee may also be required. Please contact the Clerk's Office for all inquiries on city property.
Special Event Permit Ordinance 379-17
All City Facility, Park Reservation, and Event Forms
A Subdivision Review is required for any subdivision of land into 2 or more parcels, dedication of a street or alley through any tract of land and condominium or townhouse project. If a subdivision results in just two lots and does not require an extension or alteration of public utilities, it may be eligible for the Lot Split process. See Lot Split section above.
Concept Plan: $450
Preliminary Plat: $2,475
Final Plat: $100 per lot
Short Plat (Prelim. & Final): $1,185
Short Plat Eligibility (see Section 14.5.5)
Depending on the impact of the proposed changes, a subdivision applicant is required to complete either a Short Plat or Full Plat application. To qualify for a Short Plat process (a process that enables the applicant to skip Concept Plan Review and submit a Preliminary and Final Plat concurrently), the City Council must find that the subdivision:
- Does not result in more than 5 lots.
- Does not require the extension or alteration of public utilities (other than individual service lines) or other municipal facilities.
- Does not involve new street dedications or street widening.
- Does not lie wholly or in part within the Conservation District, Floodplain Overlay, or a resource protection area identified by the Land Development Code.
If a subdivision does not meet the above criteria, the applicant must complete a Full Plat application.
Full Plat (see Section 14.5.6)
A Full Plat approval is a three-step process. Click here for a flow chart to assist you with the steps and timing.
1. Concept Plan review by P&Z Administrator
2. Preliminary Plat review/approval by P&Z Commission & City Council
3. Improvements installed
4. Final plat review by City Council & recording
A plat amendment is required for changes to previously recorded rights-of-way, easements, recorded plats of subdivisions or Planned Unit Developments, or associated recorded Development Agreements. Depending on the impact of the proposed changes, a plat amendment applicant is required to complete either a Significant or Insignificant Plat Amendment application. To qualify as an Insignificant Plat Amendment (the simplest of the two processes), the City Council must find that the amendment:
- Does not reduce the area of designated open space or increase the number of lots.
- Does not significantly affect block layout, roads, connectivity, utilities or other facilities.
- Does not change the uses approved, or the location of where certain uses are approved.
- Does not increase or create new and potentially substantial direct impact on the immediate neighborhood, subdivision or overall community.
If a plat amendment does not meet the above criteria, the applicant must complete a Significant Plat Amendment application.
For vacation plat amendment information, see next section.
APPLICATION FORMS & FEES:
For more information regarding application requirements, approval criteria and review processes, please refer to section 14.13.4 of the Land Development Code for Insignificant Plat Amendment applications and section 14.13.5 for Significant Plat Amendment applications.
Idaho State law (the Local Planning Act, Chapter 67-6516 ) requires the city to "provide as part of the zoning ordinance for the processing of applications for variance permits."
The City of Driggs Land Development Code defines a variance as: "a modification of the [zoning requirements] for lot size, lot coverage, width, depth, front yard, side yard, rear yard, setbacks, parking space, height of buildings, or other ordinance provisions affecting the size or shape of a structure, the placement of the structure upon lots, or the size of the lot." A variance does not include a change of authorized land use.
State law further states that "a variance shall not be considered a right or special privilege, but may be granted to an applicant only upon a showing of undue hardship because of characteristics of the site and that the variance is not in conflict with the public interest.”
Please refer to Article 14.8 of the Land Development Code for more information regarding Driggs’ review process and approval criteria for Variances.
Variance Application Fee: $710
A Zoning Map Amendment is used to change the zoning designation of a property. This review is intended to provide standards and oversight to mitigate negative effects a change in zoning may have on the public, neighborhood, or surrounding property owners.
Size of property (acres) & Associated Fee
5 acres or less = $1,215
6-20 acres = $1,695
> 20 acres = $2,175
See Land Development Code Article 14.9 for process and review criteria.
Local Planning Act - Zoning Ordinance
Local Planning Act - Development Agreements