What is the process for applying for a permit for voluntary compliance?

The deadline for all landowners who wish to voluntarily apply for a use permit or use permit modification to remedy their violations is 2:00 pm on March 29, 2019.  Qualified use permit or modification applications must be substantially conforming and must be received by the Planning, Building, and Environmental Services (PBES) Department by the deadline.  A “substantially conforming” application must include a substantially complete set of the documents required in the application checklist, and information responsive to the requirements.  A “substantially conforming” application need not include technical studies where the applicant demonstrates that studies could not be completed by the deadline due to seasonal conditions or other extenuating circumstances.  All excluded technical studies must be submitted as soon as possible, not to exceed 120 days from the deadline.  Applicants must make a good faith effort to make the application as complete as possible.

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1. What does the Code Compliance Program seek to accomplish?
2. Is the Code Compliance program just for wineries and vineyard production?
3. I own property in the unincorporated County, what do I need to do?
4. I am having difficulty understanding my permit, what should I do?
5. What is the process for applying for a permit for voluntary compliance?
6. What happens after I submit an application for a use permit modification prior to March 29, 2019?
7. If I submit an application to voluntarily comply with my use permit, am I exempt from penalties?
8. How long does the use permit process take?
9. Why should I go through the status determination process?
10. How long does a status determination take?
11. How much does a status determination cost?
12. Does a status determination require a hearing?
13. Is a status determination an approval?
14. Am I allowed to continue my current level of operation while I go through the use permit or use permit modification process?
15. What happens if I am out of compliance with my use permit and do not apply for voluntary compliance by the March 29, 2019 deadline?
16. Whom do I call with questions?