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					                 OKALOOSA COUNTY
         DEPARTMENT OF GROWTH MANAGEMENT
             APPLICATION FOR REZONING
                                                                                   May, 2006



A. Applicant Information

1. Name: ________________________________________________________

2. Address: ______________________________________________________

            ______________________________________________________

3. Telephone: ______________________ FAX: _______________________

4. Applicant is: Property owner ________ Owners authorized agent* _________
                                          * Verification of authorized agent must be attached

5. Owner’s name, address and telephone, if different than applicant:
   _____________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________

B. Property Information

6. Location: ______________________________________________________

7. Property ID Number: ___- ___-___-_____-_____-_____

8. Current use of property: __________________________________________

9. Proposed use of property: _________________________________________

10. Size of property: ___________________________ (sq. ft. or acres)

11. Names/Number of adjacent roads: North ____________________
    East _________________ South _________________ West ____________

C. Future Land Use/Zoning Information

12. Existing Future Land Use Map designation: __________________________

13. Existing zoning district: __________________________________________



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D. Requested Action

14. Reason for the requested rezoning: _________________________________




15. Requested rezoning:
    FROM _______________________________ (zoning district)
    TO   _______________________________ (zoning district)

E. Certification

I do hereby certify and affirm that the information represented in this application
is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also give my permission for
county staff to enter upon the property involved at any reasonable time for
purposes of site inspections and the posting of any required notices.


__________________________
Applicant printed or typed name


_________________________                              _____________________
Applicant signature                                    Date


_________________________                               _____________________
Corporate officer                                       Corporate Seal

                          FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Date received: ________________________ File No.: ____________________

Received by: _________________________




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Required Information and Materials

The following information must be submitted with the completed, signed and
dated application form.

   1. ___ A letter of petition stating the reason for the requested rezoning.
   2. ___ If the rezoning is prerequisite to a development project a conceptual
           site plan drawing of the project must be provided.
   3. ___ A survey or drawing showing the location and dimensions of the
           property involved.
   4. ___ A copy of the deed (a sales contract will not be accepted) and legal
           description of the property involved.
   5. ___ A certified list of all property owners within a 300 foot radius of the
           property to be rezoned. This list must be obtained from and
           certified by the Property Appraiser’s Office, and dated no more
           than 30 days prior to submittal of the application.
   6. ___ Notarized affidavit affirming the list of property owners within 300 feet
   7. ___ Notarized affidavit affirming that the required signs will be posted on
            property to be rezoned.
   8. ___ Rezoning fee. The fee for rezoning (non-refundable) can be found in
           Chapter 12 of the Land Development Code, policy 12.01.00.
   9. ___ If the applicant is not the actual property owner a verification of
           authorized agent must be provided.
   10. ___ Signed “page 2 and page 3” of application.


   Procedure for Rezoning

   The procedure for the rezoning process is as follows.

   1. Fully complete, sign, and date the rezoning application form.
   2. Obtain the certified list of property owners from the Property Appraiser’s
      Office dated at least 30 days prior to application submittal.
   3. Complete and have notarized the affidavit affirming that the certified list of
      property owners was obtained (blank copy enclosed).
   4. Complete and have notarized the affidavit affirming that the required
      public notice signs will be posted on the property to be rezoned (blank
      copy enclosed).
   5. Submit the completed application, required information, and notarized
      affidavits to the Department of Growth Management.
   6. Once the application is submitted and determined to be fully complete
      the requested action will be placed on the agenda of the Planning
      Commission in accordance with the enclosed schedule. Two public
      hearings will be required, one before the Planning Commission and one
      before the Board of County Commissioners.


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7. The times, dates and locations of the required public hearings will be
   provided to the applicant by the Department.
8. Certified, return-receipt letters must be sent to all property owners on
   the certified list within 300 feet of the property to be rezoned (sample letter
   enclosed). These letters must be mailed no later than 21 days before the
   Planning Commission public hearing and must include: 1) the petition
   letter stating the reason for the rezoning; 2) a location map showing the
   location of the property to be rezoned in relation to surrounding properties
   and adjacent roads.
   NOTE: Notification of both the Planning Commission and County Commission hearings may be
   provided in the same letter.
9. After the letters are mailed the applicant must provide to the Department:
    a postal receipt from the US Postal Service verifying the date the letters
    were mailed; an exact copy of the information mailed out, and; the green
    return-receipt cards.
10. A 2 ft by 3 ft sign with no less than 1 inch lettering (sample enclosed) must
    be posted at a conspicuous location on the property being rezoned. This
    sign must be posted no less than 15 days prior to the scheduled
    Planning Commission public hearing. Signs are available for purchase from the
   Department.
11. The applicant must attend the Planning Commission and County
    Commission public hearings so as to answer any questions or issues that
    may arise.




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SAMPLE LETTER

YOUR NAME
YOUR ADDRESS
YOUR CITY & STATE WITH ZIP CODE

DATE: _____________________________

SUBJECT: To consider adoption of an ordinance rezoning property, as submitted by
___________________________ (applicant’s name/s). The property is currently zoned
___________________________ District (abbreviation) and is requested to be zoned
___________________________ District (abbreviation). A general location of the is
___________________________. Property contains ________ acres more or less.


Dear Property Owner:

You are hereby notified that the Planning Commission of Okaloosa County, Florida will
hold a public hearing at the Okaloosa County Water & Sewer Administrative Complex,
1804 Lewis Turner Blvd., third floor Commissioner’s Chambers, Fort Walton Beach,
Florida on _____________________ at 5:01 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the issue may
be heard to consider the request. (If the Planning Commission is scheduled in Crestview
use this address: Crestview Courthouse, 101 James Lee Blvd., Board Room, Crestview,
Florida).

(If your BCC meeting is scheduled in Ft. Walton Beach, add this paragraph). The Board
of County Commissioners of Okaloosa County, Florida will hold the first public hearing
at the Okaloosa County Water & Sewer Administrative Complex, 1804 Lewis Turner
Blvd., third floor Commissioner’s Chambers, Fort Walton Beach, Florida on
______________ (month/date/year) at ___________ (time), or as soon thereafter as the
issue may be heard to consider the request.

(If your BCC meeting is scheduled in Crestview, add this paragraph). The Board of
County Commissioners of Okaloosa County, Florida will hold the final public hearing
at the Crestview Courthouse, 101 James Lee Blvd., Board Room, Crestview, Florida on
______________ (month/date/year) at ___________ (time), or as soon thereafter as the
issue may be heard to consider the request.

As a property owner within a 300 foot radius of the subject parcel, you are invited to
attend these hearings to voice any comments or objections.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this proposal, please direct them to
______________________________________________ (applicant’s name, area code &
phone number). You may also direct your comments or concerns to the Okaloosa County
Department of Growth Management, 1804 Lewis Turner Blvd., Suite 200, Fort Walton
Beach, Florida 32547 or you may call 850/651-7180. Objections must be in writing; you



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can mail them to the Department of Growth Management at the above address or fax
them to 850/651-7706.

Please be advised accordingly,



_______________________________ (applicant/applicant’s agent signature)

Enclosures

**Ft. Walton Beach and Crestview addresses were inserted for your information.
Please be sure to place the proper hearing location in your letter.




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                                      AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF OKALOOSA

       BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, personally appeared

___________________________________, the owner(s) of: _____________ (property

tax identification number and address or property of street name)

___________________________________________________________ who, under

oath, deposes and says as follows:


1).    That the following is a list of all property owners being within a 300 foot radius of
       the property described above.

2).    I understand that I or a representative must attend the hearing in order for the
       request to be heard.


FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NOT.


APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE                                DATE OF SIGNATURE



SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED BEFORE ME THIS ________________ DAY OF

___________________, 200__


NOTARY PUBLIC                                        MY COMMISSION EXPIRES
STATE OF FLORIDA




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                                      AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF OKALOOSA

   BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, personally appeared _______________

_____________________________________________, who under oath, deposes

and says as follows:

   1.)     That all of the subject property to be rezoned from ___________________

   to ________________________ pursuant to the petition of __________________

   __________________________________ dated, __________________________

   will be posted 15 days (excluding Sundays and Holidays) prior to the public

   hearing before the Planning Commission and the public hearing before the

   Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners.

   The posting of the property will be with a 2’ X 3’ weatherproof sign with not less

   than 1” lettering. The posting of the sign shall remain posted for 15 days in a

   Conspicuous place on the property involved in the hearing. (Information to be

   placed on the sign is attached).


Applicant’s Signature                                           Date of Signature

SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED BEFORE ME THIS _____ DAY OF __________,

20_____.




NOTARY PUBLIC                                           MY COMMISSION EXPIRES
STATE OF FLORIDA




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                           SIGN INFORMATION


A WEATHERPROOF SIGN APPROXIMATELY 2’ X 3’ WITH NOT LESS THAN 1”
LETTERING SHALL BE USED AND PRINTED SO IT CAN BE READ EASILY
FROM THE STREET(S). POSTING OF SIGN SHALL REMAIN POSTED FOR 15
DAYS (EXCLUDING SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS) IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE
ON THE PROPERTY INVOLVED IN THE HEARING.


                             PUBLIC HEARING

                          PROPOSED REZONING


     FROM: ___________________________ (Spell out current zoning district)

     TO: ______________________________ (Spell out proposed zoning district)

     DATE: ______________________________          TIME: ___________________

     PLACE: __________________________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________________

     TOTAL ACREAGE: ________________________________________________

     EXISTING LAND USE: _____________________________________________

     PROPOSED LAND USE: ____________________________________________

     FOR INFORMATION CALL: ____________________________ (Applicant’s

     name, area code & phone number) or Okaloosa County Department of Growth

     Management 850/651-7180 or 689-5080.




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    2009 Planning Commission Deadline and Meeting Dates

   Deadline for Rezonings,
                                   Meeting Date       Location
     Land Use Change
     November 24,2008                                  Niceville
                                 January 8, 2009
     December 29, 2008          February 12, 2009      Niceville
      February 2, 2009           March 12, 2009        Niceville
       March 2, 2009               April 9, 2009       Niceville
        April 6, 2009             May 14, 2009         Niceville
        May 4, 2009               June 11, 2009        Niceville
        June 1, 2009               July 9, 2009        Niceville
        July 6, 2009             August 13, 2009       Niceville
       August 3, 2009          September 10, 2009       FWB
     September 1, 2009           October 8,2009        Niceville
      October 5, 2009          November 12, 2009        FWB
      October 26, 2009         December 10, 2009        FWB
     November 23, 2009          January 14, 2010       Niceville

SUBMITTALS SHALL BE BY APPOINTMENT, CALL (850) 651-7795, OR
 (850) 689-5080. MEETINGS ARE HELD AT 5:01 P.M. DEADLINE AND
            MEETING DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Niceville: 208 North Partin Drive, City of Niceville Board Room,
                          Niceville, Fl

 FWB: 1804 Lewis Turner Boulevard, 3rd floor Commissioners
           Chambers,     Fort Walton Beach, FL

   PROJECTS WITH THE FOLLOWING THRESHOLDS WILL REQUIRE
 PLANNING COMMISSION AND BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REVIEW AND APPROVAL: RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISIONS WITH 250 LOTS
OR MORE; MULTI-FAMILY INCLUDING TOWNHOME PROJECTS WITH 50
 LOTS/UNITS OR MORE AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS WITH 50,000
 SQUARE FEET OR MORE. FINAL PLATS WILL REQUIRE REVIEW AND
     APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.




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