Zoning Ordinance

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Table of Contents (Revised)

Article 1 - General Provisions

  • Section 101 - Title
  • Section 102 - Interpretation and Conflict
  • Section 103 - Compliance with Ordinance Required
  • Section 104 - Conflicting Regulations
  • Section 105 - Purpose
  • Section 106 - Community Development Objectives
  • Section 107 - Repealer
  • Section 108 - Effective Date

Article 2 - Definitions (updated)

  • Section 201 - Application and Interpretation
  • Section 202 - Terms or Words Not Defined
  • Section 203 - Definition of Terms
  • Article 2 - Appendix

Article 3 - General Regulations (updated)

  • Section 301 - Attached Accessory Structures
  • Section 302 - Unattached Accessory Structures
  • Section 303 - Corner Lot Restrictions
  • Section 304 - Types of Residential Accessory Structures
  • Section 305 - Noncommercial Satellite Dish Antenna
  • Section 306 - Residential Accessory Structures in a Nonresidential Zone
  • Section 307 - Private Noncommercial Swimming Pools
  • Section 308 - Lots Divided by Zoning Boundaries
  • Section 309 - Projections Into Required Yards
  • Section 310 - Exceptions to Height Limitations
  • Section 311 - Required Access
  • Section 312 - Visibility at Intersections and Private Driveways
  • Section 313 - Fences and Walls
  • Section 314 - Public Utilities
  • Section 315 - Sewage Disposal
  • Section 316 - Setback Exemption for Structural Replacements
  • Section 317 - Mobile Homes
  • Section 318 - Temporary Structures/Temporary Uses
  • Section 319 - Conversion of Nonresidential Structures
  • Section 320 - Prohibition of Public Nuisances
  • Section 321 - Prohibition of Automotive and Boat Sales in Public Right-of-Way
  • Section 321 - Highway Occupancy Permit
  • Section 322 - Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan
  • Section 323 - Uses Not Addressed Within Ordinance

Article 4 - Zoning Map and Zoning Districts

  • Section 401 - Official Zoning Map
  • Section 402 - Changes to Official Zoning Map
  • Section 403 - Interpretation of Boundaries
  • Section 404 - Classes of Zoning Districts

Article 5 - Zoning District Regulations

Article 6 - Special Exceptions

  • Section 601 - Purpose
  • Section 602 - General Provisions
  • Section 603 - Site Plan
  • Section 604 - Impact Analysis

Article 7 - Conditional Uses

  • Section 701 - Purpose
  • Section 702 - General Provisions
  • Section 703 - Procedure for Submission and Decisions
  • Section 704 - General Standards
  • Section 705 - Classified Conditional Uses
  • Section 706 - Environmental Impact Statement

SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS FOR CERTAIN CONDITIONAL USES

  • Section 707 - Excabation and Extraction of Minerals
  • Section 708 - Wind Energy Facility
  • Section 709 - Small Wind Energy Conversion System
  • Section 710 - Junkyards/Automotive Wrecking Yards
  • Section 711 - Sexually Oriented Business
  • Section 712 - Methadone Treatment Facility
  • Section 713 - Commercial Communication Antenna and Tower

Article 8 - Supplemental Regulations

  • Section 801 - Purpose and Intent
  • Section 802 - Use Regulations
    • 802.01 - Animal Hospital
    • 802.02 - Animal Kennel
    • 802.03 - Automotive Related Activities
    • 802.04 - Banks
    • 802.05 - Bed and Breakfast
    • 802.06 - Boarding/Rooming House
    • 802.07 - Cemeteries
    • 802.08 - Club/Private Lodge
    • 802.09 - Commercial Communication Antennas Attached to Building or Structure
    • 802.10 - Commercial Communication Antennas Co-Location
    • 802.11 - Contractors' Storage Yards
    • 802.12 - Day Care Facilities
    • 802.13 - Dwelling Over or Attached to a Business
    • 802.14 - Entertainment Facilities
    • 802.15 - Forestry Activities (Timber Harvesting)
    • 802.16 - Funeral Home
    • 802.17 - Garden Apartments
    • 802.18 - Group Residence
    • 802.19 - Home Occupations
    • 802.20 - Industrial Activities
    • 802.21 - Motels and Hotels
    • 802.22 - No Impact Home-Based Business
    • 802.23 - Outdoor Wood-Fired Boiler
    • 802.24 - Outdoor Storage (Commercial)
    • 802.25 - Place of Worship
    • 802.26 - Public Recreational Facilities (Outdoors)
    • 802.27 - Public Uses and Quasi-Public Uses
    • 802.28 - Public Utility Buildings and Structures
    • 802.28 - Restaurants and Taverns
    • 802.29 - Restaurant, Fast Food
    • 802.30 - Riparian Buffer
    • 802.31 - Single Residential Structure Containing Multifamily Dwelling Units
    • 802.32 - Townhouses
    • 802.33 - Warehouse and Distribution Facilities
    • 802.33 - Warehouse (Self Storage)

Article 9 - Nonconforming Lots, Uses, Structures and Buildings

  • Section 901 - Intent
  • Section 902 - Nonconforming Lots of Record
  • Section 903 - Continuation of Nonconformity
  • Section 904 - Registration of Nonconforming Uses and Structures
  • Section 905 - Changes of Nonconforming Uses
  • Section 906 - Enlargement of Nonconforming Uses and Structures
  • Section 907 - Restoration of Use
  • Section 908 - Termination of Nonconforming Use and/or Structure
  • Section 909 - Certificate of Intention for a Nonconforming Use

Article 10 - Off-Street Parking and Loading

  • Section 1001 - Purpose
  • Section 1002 - Size of Off-Street Parking Spaces
  • Section 1003 - Dimensions and Design
  • Section 1004 - Size of Off-Street Loading Spaces
  • Section 1005 - Access to Off-Street Parking or Loading Areas
  • Section 1006 - Location of Off-Street Parking Areas
  • Section 1007 - Drainage and Surfacing of Off-Street Parking Areas
  • Section 1008 - Screening and Landscaping
  • Section 1009 - Lighting
  • Section 1010 - Driveways
  • Section 1011 - Parking in Yard Areas
  • Section 1012 - Existing Structures and Uses
  • Section 1013 - Change of Structures or Uses
  • Section 1014 - Fractional Space
  • Section 1015 - Multiple Activities or Uses
  • Section 1016 - Off-Street Parking Requirements
  • Section 1017 - Parking for Other Commercial Uses
  • Section 1018 - Off-Street Loading Requirements
  • Section 1019 - Provision of Handicapped Parking Spaces
  • Section 1020 - Design Features for Handicapped Parking Spaces
  • Section 1021 - Signage for handicapped Parking
  • Section 1022 - Minimum Number of Handicapped Accessible Spaces

Article 11 - Sign Regulations

  • Section 1101 - Signs
  • Section 1102 - Construction Type
  • Section 1103 - Permitted Signs by Zoning District
  • Section 1104 - Area, Height and Setback Requirements
  • Section 1105 - Signs Related to Nonconforming Uses
  • Section 1106 - Area Computation of Signs
  • Section 1107 - Illuminated Signs
  • Section 1108 - Miscellaneous Sign Provisions
  • Section 1109 - Vertical Clearance
  • Section 1110 - Prohibited Signs
  • Section 1111 - Permits Required

Article 12 - Flood Plain Management

  • Section 1201 - Intent
  • Section 1202 - Special Definitions
  • Section 1203 - Abrogation and Greater Restrictions
  • Section 1204 - Severability
  • Section 1205 - Warning and Disclaimer of Liability
  • Section 1206 - Overlay of Flood Plain Districts
  • Section 1207 - Identification of One Hundred (100) Year Flood Plain Districts
  • Section 1208 - Changes to Delineated Boundaries
  • Section 1209 - Initial Determination of Boundaries
  • Section 1210 - Alteration to Watercourses
  • Section 1211 - Flodway Restrictions
  • Section 1212 - Special Requirements for the Special Flood Plain Area and General Flood Plain Area
  • Section 1213 - Structural Anchoring and Floodproofing Requirements
  • Section 1214 - Issuance of Building Permit
  • Section 1215 - Floodproofing
  • Section 1216 - Utilities
  • Section 1217 - Certificate of Floodproofing
  • Section 1218 - Fully Enclosed Areas Below the Lowest Floor
  • Section 1219 - Prohibited Uses
  • Section 1220 - Regulations for Hazardous Materials
  • Section 1221 - Improvements
  • Section 1222 - Variances
  • Section 1223 - Modification of Freeboard Requirement and Administrative Procedures

Article 13 - Enforcement and Administration

  • Section 1301 - Zoning Officer
  • Section 1302 - Zoning Permit
  • Section 1303 - Enforcement Procedures
  • Section 1304 - Schedule of Fees, Charges and Expenses

Article 14 - Amendments

  • Section 1401 - Amendment Procedure
  • Section 1402 - Applications for Amendments to the Text or Map
  • Section 1403 - Curative Amendments
  • Section 1404 - Enactment of Amendments
  • Section 1405 - Notification to County

Article 15 - Zoning Hearing Board

  • Section 1501 - Membership of Board
  • Section 1502 - Alternates to Zoning Hearing Board
  • Section 1503 - Removal from Board
  • Section 1504 - Organization of Board
  • Section 1505 - Expenditures for Services
  • Section 1506 - Hearings
  • Section 1507 - Mediation Option
  • Section 1508 - Jurisdiction of Zoning Hearing Board
  • Section 1509 - Variances
  • Section 1510 - Special Exceptions
  • Section 1511 - Parties Appellant Before the Board
  • Section 1512 - Time Limitations
  • Section 1513 - Stay of Proceedings

Article 16 - Planned Residential Developments

  • Section 1601 - Purpose
  • Section 1602 - Regulatory Authority
  • Section 1603 - Density Regulations
  • Section 1604 - Dimensional Regulations
  • Section 1605 - Special Provisions
  • Section 1606 - Development Regulations
  • Section 1607 - Phasing of Development
  • Section 1608 - Enforcement and Modifications of Provisions of Plan
  • Section 1609 - Application for Tentative Approval
  • Section 1610 - Public Hearings
  • Section 1611 - Findings
  • Section 1612 - Status of Plan After Tentative Approval
  • Section 1613 - Application for Final Approval
  • Section 1614 - Jurisdiction and Legal Remedies

Article 17 - Appeals

  • 1701 - Appeals to Court