Frequently Asked Questions
To determine the zoning for a particular parcel, zoning maps are available in the Community Development Department.
- All employees must live in the house;
- No signage;
- shall not generate traffic, noise or other nuisances in a greater volume than normally would be expected in a residential neighborhood;
- No more than 25% of the gross area of the building may be used for the business.
The Zoning Ordinance regulates the size of lots as well as the placement of a residence on a lot. Typically, these restrictions regarding placement are referred to as setbacks, which means the distance a structure must be placed or setback from the lot line. Anyone contemplating building a new house or addition should contact the Community Development Department for setback information. Required setbacks may be different today than when your home was constructed.
The Zoning Ordinance limits the amount of paved surface, which is defined as concrete, blacktop, gravel, brick or a similar material, in the front yard. The Ordinance requires a minimum of 65% of the front open space be free of paved surfaces. Click here for more information on front yard paving.