The City of Maysville and Mason County enjoy a regulatory environment that is lean, effective, and conducive to private business. Maysville has a helpful, professional staff that oversees development. The City requires the submission of a development plan for review, and the staff – which includes the planning and zoning administrator, building inspector, projects coordinator – works collaboratively to facilitate project completion by reducing development review times and costs.
Building permits can be secured in five days or less. Permit fees for all building permits are reasonable, and the types of permits the City of Maysville and Mason County require are relatively few; other cities require permits for amenities such as electrical systems, sidewalks, fencing … Maysville and Mason County do not. The City of Maysville requires business to purchase an annual occupational license, but that is the only cost of doing business the City requires.
Maysville and Mason County have developed a common-sense zoning scheme that encourages development in and around Maysville and protects agricultural land in Mason County. There are multiple zoning classifications that cover a wide range of both commercial and industrial activities, permitting or conditionally-permitting virtually all business land uses. Maysville has a variety of available land in commercial and industrial zoning classifications, and if appropriately-zoned land is unavailable, re-zonings can take as few as 21 days from start to finish.