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Annexation 
The process for bringing land into the corporate limits of the City of Greensboro through the Planning Board and City Council includes the submission of a satellite annexation petition or a contiguous annexation petition and acreage fees, with a petition for annexation to be considered at the next available Planning Board meeting.

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Comprehensive Plan Amendment

The process for applying for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment includes the submission of an application and application fee whether or not it is submitted along with a request to change the zoning on a parcel of land. Companion rezoning requests require additional applications and fees.

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Easement Release
The process for removing a public easement from your property goes through the Planning Board and requires the submission of an application and application fee to be processed and scheduled for the next available Planning Board meeting. 
 plan review system Final and Exempt Plats 
The Final or Exempt Plat review process starts with the uploading of a single pdf that includes the plat, Plat Cover Sheet, and copy of the Technical Review Committee-approved Preliminary Plan, if appropriate, into the online Electronic Plan Review system. The review status can be checked using the Plan Review Tracking system. Payment of the review fee (mailed or paid in person) is required before the plat will be released for review. Use of the Final/Exempt Plat Checklist is encouraged. If a Home Owners Association (HOA) is also created, include the annotated HOA Documents Checklist when submitting the covenants for review.
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Landscaping / Tree Conservation Plans 
Landscaping plans can be done as part of Site Plan Review or separately, but must be done prior to the installation of plant material. If done separately from Site Plan Review, there is an additional review fee. The Planning Department's Urban Forestry staff reviews and inspects development sites during and after construction to ensure they are and remain in compliance with the tree conservation ordinance and landscaping ordinance

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Local Historic District Certificate of Appropriateness
The process for obtaining a Certificate of Appropriateness through the Historic Preservation Commission includes the submission of an application to determine whether the request meets guidelines. Learn more about meeting dates, filing deadlines and the creation of Historic Preservation Commission meeting agendas.
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Rezoning / Special Use Permit
 
The process for changing the zoning classification of property within Greensboro through the Zoning Commission (and in certain instance, City Council) includes the submission of an application and application fee to be processed and scheduled for the next available meeting. Special Use Permits are also reviewed by the Zoning Commission following submission of a special use permit application and fee. Learn more about filing deadlines for the Zoning Commission meetings, meeting agendas and minutes, and Staff Reports

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Sign Permit / Development Services Office
The process for obtaining a permit to place a sign on your property within Greensboro city limits includes the submission of an application and application fee
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Site Plan or Preliminary Plat Approval
/ Development Services Office
The Technical Review Committee (TRC) handles site plans, preliminary subdivision plans, sketch plans, pre-development meetings, modifications, and other related issues. Submit plans through the Electronic Plan Review portal, using this standard cover sheet. Use the TRC Design Review Checklist for help in ensuring the completeness of your TRC submittals. Track the progress of plans through the Plan Review Tracking system.  
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Street Names & Addresses (new and changes)

The process for requesting the City either assign or change the name of a public street through the Planning Board and City Council includes the submission of an application and application fee to be processed and scheduled for the next available board meeting. Also, learn more about how your address gets assigned or why it may need to be changed.  

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Street or Alley Closings
The process for requesting the City permanently remove a public street or an alley is handled by the Planning Board and City Council, and requires the submission of an application and application fee to be processed and scheduled for the next available Planning Board meeting. 

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Variance, Appeal or Special Exception

The process for obtaining a variance from a zoning standard, appealing a Zoning Administrator / Enforcement Officer decision, or requesting a special exception for property within the City goes through the Board of Adjustment. Submit either a Variance Application, Special Exception Application or an Application for an Appeal of an Interpretation and application fee for the request to be processed and scheduled for the next available Board of Adjustment meeting. Learn more about meeting filing deadlines, agendas, and minutes.