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How to Use this Code

IF YOU OWN PROPERTY AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT RULES APPLY:

STEP 1:

Find your zoning district and any overlay districts by looking at the Official Zoning Map (found in the Planning Department).

STEP 2:

Go to Article 4, Zoning Districts, to review the intent of the district(s) applied to your property.

STEP 3:

Go to the Use Table in Article 5, Use Regulations for details on uses permitted on your property. If the use is listed with Notes in the right-hand column, read those notes for additional use standards that may apply.

STEP 4:

For details on density, minimum lot size and required yards, see Article 6, District Intensity Standards. Development may also subject to the general development standards in Articles 7 through 13.

STEP 5:

Don’t forget the overlay districts that apply to your property, if any. See Article 4, Zoning Districts.

IF YOU WANT TO BUILD OR ESTABLISH A PARTICULAR USE:

STEP 1:

Go to the Use Table in Article 5, Use Regulations for details on uses permitted on your property. If the use is listed with Notes in the right-hand column, read those notes for additional use standards that may apply. If you do not see your use listed, check the most appropriate use category in Article 5, Sec. 5.2.

STEP 2:

For details on density, minimum lot size and required yards, see Article 6, District Intensity Standards. Development may also subject to the general development standards in Articles 7 through 13.

IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR ZONING DISTRICT:

Only the City Council or Board of Commissioners, as appropriate, may rezone property – following public notice and hearings. See Article 3, Sec. 3.5, Zoning Map Change for details on the procedure.

IF YOU WANT TO SUBDIVIDE YOUR PROPERTY:

Property can only be subdivided in accordance with the procedure in Article 3, Sec. 3.6, Subdivision Review.

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