Prior to submitting a rezoning petition, it is recommended that all applicants meet with a planner in the Apex Planning Department at the Town Hall. Zoning review schedules, along with rezoning applications, are available in the Planning Department.
Rezoning applications are typically due the first working day of the month with the following requirements: 1) 2 copies (one with original signature) of the Petition to Amend the Official Zoning Map ($600 fee), 2) 2 copies of the Wake County Tax Map, 3) legal description (written metes and bounds), 4) stamped envelopes addressed to all required property owners, 5) certified list of property owners, 6) Conditional Use Permit Application if applicable, and 7) all application fees. Applications for Conditional Use Permits involve a $200 fee.
The rezoning process is carried out as follows: 1) Petition submittal by 5:00 on appointed date, 2) staff review for completeness, 3) staff report written for public hearing, 4) staff report sent to applicant, 5) Planning Board meets for first public hearing and makes recommendations to the Town Council, 6) final signed conditions due to Planning Department, 7) Protest Petitions accepted by Town Clerk, and 8) Town Council makes final decision after second public hearing.
For a copy of the Rezoning and Conditional Use Application, visit the Planning Department or click here.