Hello fellow planners! My ever vigilant peers in the County Appraisal Department recently noticed on our County Commissioner's agenda a very delinquent taxpayer had applied to receive a special use permit. The application was not for the land delinquent on its property taxes. It was for another piece of property that was more or less current.
The appraisers office would love to add a requirement to our regulations requiring the individual to be current on their taxes before progressing down the planning and zoning path. I have honestly never heard of such a thing before. They also want the applicant to agree to taxation accessment inspections prior to applying for a permit or zoning change. I don't know if it is wise or legal to link land use and taxes.
I would love to hear the thoughts of my fellow planners.