Development Review Threshold Criteria

Development Review Threshold Criteria


Development projects are broken down into Major, Minor and Less-Than-Minor developments each with different review processes.

A Major development is a project consisting of 20,000 or more square feet or more of non-residential floor area; 20 or more single family residential units; or 30 or more multifamily units.  Major developments are required to go through the Technical Review Committee (TRC), the Planning Commission (PC) and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for approval.


Minor developments are projects comprised of less than 20,000 square feet of non-residential floor area; less than 20 single family residential units or less than 30 multifamily units. Minor developments are staff approved and are only required to go through the TRC for approval. 

A Less-Than-Minor development is generally used to amend a project with a previously issued Development Order (DO). If the project does not have an existing DO but is deemed de-minimus or small scale in nature, it does not necessarily require full TRC review and approval.  Less-Than-Minor developments are staff approved and go through the TRC on a case by case basis.

Chapter 1, of the Walton County Land Development Code provides these threshold criteria in addition to the submittal requirements.