What is a Specific Use Permit?

A Specific Use Permit is required for uses that are listed under a given zoning district with an “S” in the column of the zoning district in Table 21.5.8 Permitted Uses.  A Specific Use Permit grants the property owner approval of a particular use with unique or varying operating characteristics, or unusual site development features, for a specific site.  Approval of a Specific Use Permit is at the discretion of the City Council and the approval is subject to terms and conditions set forth in the City’s Unified Development Code (“UDC”).  The approval may require modifications in the proposed use and may also include conditions as deemed necessary to address potential adverse effects of the proposed use.

The City’s UDC includes Specific Use Permit processing requirements that City staff implements through the Development Manual, which includes application forms and checklists.  Please click here to access the City’s Development Manual.

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1. What is Zoning?
2. How can I find the zoning on my property?
3. Where can I find a copy of the City of Schertz Zoning Map?
4. What uses are permitted in each zoning district?
5. How can I find more information about a current development / construction project in Schertz?
6. What is a Planned Development District?
7. What is Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ)?
8. What is annexation?
9. What is the Unified Development Code, UDC, and where can I find a copy?
10. What is the City’s Comprehensive Land Plan and where can I find a copy?
11. What is the process for developing a commercial lot?
12. What is a Plat?
13. What is a commercial site plan?
14. What is a Specific Use Permit?
15. What are the City’s fees for Planning & Zoning applications?
16. What is the Board of Adjustment?
17. What is the Planning & Zoning Commission?