A Special Exception application is a request to permit certain uses not allowed "by-right". These uses may not be permitted "by-right" because of the potential for adverse impacts upon adjacent properties and the health, safety or welfare of the community due to their nature, design or location. Special Exception applications are initially reviewed by staff, with a recommendation to the Town Council made by the Planning Commission. The Town Council has discretionary power to approve or deny any application.
Please refer to the Special Exception Application Procedural Manual for more detail regarding the review process for special exception applications. Additional information may be found in our frequently asked questions.