(1) A developer or landowner seeking a resort area designation shall submit to the department, at its sole expense:
(a) a completed application for resort area determination;
(b) a plat or master plan of the resort area;
(c) details of the recreational resort facilities that are or will be within the resort area, as that definition is described in ARM 42.12.302;
(d) processing fees as provided in ARM 42.12.111;
(e) an appraisal from an appraiser, as defined in 37-54-102, MCA, which provides a detailed analysis of the current actual valuation of the resort or recreational facilities, including land and improvements, of not less than $1 million, at least half of which valuation must be for a structure or structures within the resort area; and
(f) any other reasonably necessary documents for the department to reach a final decision.
(2) If the documents in (1) are not provided, the department will notify the developer or landowner of the missing items and request submission prior to the hearing date.