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Old 10-12-2009, 10:04 PM #1
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Paintball Field Zoning

I am looking to open a paintball field on a lot that is currently zoned agricultural. I am not sure if agricultural zoning will work or not. The agricultural section of the zoning handbook seems primarily concerned that the land is not altered too much and that no major buildings are added. It allows parks, golf courses, driving ranges, etc. We will not be putting in any buildings and the land will be relatively unchanged.

I originally thought I would have to get the property rezoned to commercial, but now I am wondering if I might be able to keep it zoned agricultural. Does anyone have a field that is in agricultural zoning or does anyone have any info on the subject?

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Old 10-12-2009, 10:36 PM #2
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Contact your city or regional office and ask. Zoning laws vary widely throughout north america, so unless someone happens to know your area well they probably cannot answer.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:36 PM #3
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Yes, we operate a field in an area zoned agricultural. Drives the town nuts too =).

Sounds like you can use the property for a recreational facility.

Go talk to the planning/zoning dept at the town and casually ask some questions without being too location specific.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:09 AM #4
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We operate in an open space/agricutural zone. However our town zoning specifically permits recreational activities with paintball mentioned as an allowed use.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:52 PM #5
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If you dont have any neighbors close by or you dont have to go thru someone elses property to get to your its a done deal.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:38 PM #6
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I am in the process of having a piece of land rezoned so I can put a paintball facility on it. The land is zoned agricultural. I thought that I would need to zone it commercial but the zoning board said I just needed to get a Conditional use permit.

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Old 11-09-2009, 11:12 AM #7
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Get a lawyer to put your permitting together its worth it and board will give you the permits.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:08 PM #8
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Get it in writing - city authorities have a habit of "forgetting" they told you something would be ok if anything goes wrong.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:45 PM #9
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