Vested Rights Certificate

Vested Rights Certificate

A Vested Rights Certificate allows an applicant with an approved and unexpired Site Plan, Subdivision Plan, or Final Plat to “vest” the plan or plat, in accordance with the UDO.  Such “vesting” allows development to continue on an approved plan even if certain deadlines are not met and/or there are code changes that might otherwise affect continued development of the property.

An application for a Vested Rights Certificate may be filed concurrently or following approval of a Site Plan, Subdivision Plan, or Final Plat application.  An applicant may request a maximum vesting period of five years from the date of the approval of the Vested Rights Certificate.  In approving the vested rights certificate, the Planning and Code Enforcement Director may apply conditions of approval.  Additionally, the City may apply additional overlay zoning district requirements to lands subject to a Vested Rights Certificate, but the overlay standards may not affect the approved type or intensity of uses.