An Improvement Location Permit (ILP) is written authorization from the Area Planning Commission approving the location of construction on a property*.
When you come in for your building permit, you must first fill out an application for an ILP. It will be determined by your zoning what the setbacks will be, that the land you wish to build on is yours and suitable for building. Before this permit may be issued the Surveyor will look over the building site and determine if there are any drainage issues with the property,
Some of the things that the Area Planning Commission will be checking for are:
- Front, side and rear setbacks
- Flood plain
- Right of way
It is much easier an far cheaper to get this worked out before you build, and it usually only takes a few minutes to know that you are building in a suitable location.
*Reference: Unified Zoning Ordinance Article XIII, Definitions.