special use permit
- A legal authorization granted by a relevant governmental authority such as a zoning board that allows a specific use of a property, which is otherwise an exception to the existing use regulations
- After receiving a special use permit, the property owner was allowed to operate a small business from their residential-zoned property.
- Without a special use permit, any proposed commercial activities in a residential zone are not compliant with local zoning rules.
- The city zoning board denied the application for a special use permit citing that the proposed use contradicted the local development guidelines.