Frequently Asked Questions

Resource Protection

How long does it take to get a permit?

It varies depending on the size and complexity of the project. A small project with no serious impacts and no neighbors objecting may take as little as 30 or 40 days, While a large commercial project, might take several months. If there is substantial local objection, that could lengthen the process still more. If requests are received for a "contested case hearing" it will be referred to the State Office of hearing Examiners and the schedule becomes even more uncertain.