Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Questions answered in this section:

Where are the dumpsites nearest my home?

Where may I recycle paper?

What is the procedure for obtaining a building permit?

Division 1: Agriculture District

Division 2: Conservation District

Division 7: General Industrial District

Division 6: Light Industrial District

Division 3: Rural Residential District

Division 4: Urban Residential District

Division 5: General Business District




Where are the dumpsites nearest my home?

Nottoway County has dumpsites located across the county.

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Where may I recycle paper?

The county accepts paper for recycling in blue collection boxes, one located in each of the three towns. In Blackstone, it’s beside the old Armory; in Burkeville, it’s across from the Burkeville Body Shop; and in Crewe, it’s behind Crewe Exxon, next to Hardees.

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What is the procedure for obtaining a building permit?

Should you need to obtain a building permit, the following checklist may be useful to you.

Is the project in the town of Blackstone, Burkeville, or Crewe?

If the answer is “yes,”

If the answer is “no,” then visit the County Administrator’s Office at Nottoway.

If you are planning to build or install any type of structure on a county parcel of land or add on to an existing structure, you must adhere to the county’s zoning requirements. A copy of the county’s zoning ordinance is available for your review in the County Administrator’s Office.

Staff in the County Administrator’s Office will help you throughout the process. In this office, you will be issued a zoning permit if all regulations can be met. The district in which the property is located determines what zoning regulations will follow. These regulations are listed in the county’s zoning ordinance for each zoning district. These regulations concern such things as the distance you may build from property lines and how much land is required for your project.

Draw a sketch of where the project will be located on the lot and bring it with you.

The following information is needed on your sketch and it must be accurate:

If all zoning regulations cannot be met, you have the option to request a variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals. A variance requests that zoning requirements be changed because a hardship exists in your specific situation. Staff will obtain a completed application from you concerning the request, advertise the hearing with the Board of Zoning Appeals through local newspapers, and send the information to board members for their review before the hearing. The Board of Zoning Appeals will hear your case at the advertised public hearing. You will be urged to attend and explain your need for a variance. Anyone from the public may attend and give their opinion on your request. The Board of Zoning Appeals will decide the case based upon factors outlined in the county zoning ordinance. There is a fee to cover associated expenses for the hearing. If your request is denied, you may want to re-evaluate your project. If you receive an approval for your request, you may proceed.

If all zoning requirements can be met, or if the requested variance was approved, you may now proceed to obtain a health permit (if needed depending upon your project). The staff at the County Administrator’s Office will help you begin the health permit process. A fee is required for beginning this procedure.

You will then visit the office of the county Health Inspector to obtain a well and/or septic permit. The Health Inspector will review your project and determine if and where a well and/or septic system may be installed on your property. The Health Inspector will visit your property to make this determination and when this task is completed, you will be given the permits by the Health Inspector. There is a fee, payable at the Health Department, for this part of your project.

If you received permits from the Health Inspector for a well and/or septic system, you may proceed.

You will need to return to the County Administrator’s Office with the following:

The cost of the building permit depends on the type and size of your project. The E911 post fee of $20.00 covers fabrication and installation.

The name and license number of the contractor performing the work.

The Board of Contractors requires that all contractors doing $1,000.00 worth of work or more be licensed by the state. There are three categories of license:

The state also requires that any person who does plumbing, plumbing gas-fitting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), HVAC gas-fitting, or electrical must be certified under the Tradesman Certification Program. There is a separate card issued for these people. The county is charged with the responsibility of verifying that the contractors and tradesmen are licensed and certified PRIOR to issuing any building permits. In order to expedite the building permit procedure, the applicant must bring a legible copy of all cards necessary.

The Building Inspector will review your plans to determine if they meet state and national building codes. It is a good idea to make an appointment with the Building Inspector to have this done. Call 645-8696 for this appointment. If you do not make an appointment and he is out on inspection, you may have to come back later for your permit.

After the Building Inspector has approved your plans and specifications, you may obtain the building permit from the County Administrator’s Office. The fee you will have to pay depends upon the type and size of project you have planned.

Please call the County Administration office at (434) 645-8696 for cost of permit.

After you have paid your fee, the permit will be issued to you.

Depending upon your project, you will be required to have some or all of the following inspections completed and approved by the Building Inspector. Inspections must be scheduled. Request your inspection from the Building Inspector at least one day in advance by calling 645-8696.

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Division 1: Agriculture District

Sec. 2-1-1: Purpose

The Agricultural District (A-1) is established to provide areas for agricultural and silvicultural interests that represent a major portion of Nottoway County's economic base.  The intent of this district is to provide and protect agricultural and silvicultural areas from the encroachment of uses which are not compatible with them and to conserve water, forest and other natural resources.  The district provides areas for large scale, intensive livestock operations with surroundings that will not inhibit the activities associated with their operation.  Residential development is not encouraged in this district.  This corresponds with land use goals as outlined in the Nottoway County Comprehensive Plan concerning future land use.

Sec. 2-1-2: Qualifying Lands

Lands qualifying for inclusion in the A-1 zoning district shall be those within the current A-1 district on the effective date of this Ordinance and other lands within areas designated for Agriculture, Forest or Rural use in the Comprehensive Plan.  Qualifying lands shall generally not include those served or planned to be served by public water or sewer service, or by any private community utility systems.

Sec. 2-1-3: Permitted Uses

  1. Agriculture
  2. Intensive Livestock Operation, subject to use limitations provided in Article 4
  3. Horse training and boarding facility
  4. Vineyard
  5. Commercial fish production
  6. Orchards and fruit storage structures
  7. Wildlife refuges, preserves and conservation areas
  8. School
  9. Church
  10. Park, unlighted
  11. Playground, unlighted
  12. Home occupation, subject to standards of Article 4
  13. Home business, subject to standards of Article 4
  14. Dwelling, single family detached
  15. Accessory building
  16. Bed and Breakfast Establishment
  17. Telecommunications Tower, attached
  18. Mobile Home Storage Unit on Lots Equal to or Greater than 2 Acres.
  19. Mobile Home, as required by State Code
  20. Non-Traditional Accessory Structure (See 4-18)

Sec. 2-1-4: Uses Permitted by Special Exception (as provided in Article 5)
1.   Airport
2.   Sawmill, commercial (also refer to provisions of Article 4)
3.   Cemetery
4.   General Store, as defined in Article 6
5.   General advertising sign
6.   Lodge, civic organization, hunting and boating clubs, and campground as defined in Article 6
8.   Processing plants for agricultural and forestry products, such as wineries, fruit processing facilities and fish processing facilities
9.   Commercial livestock markets or show rings
10.  Commercial hunting preserves and shooting ranges
11.  Horse racing facility
12.  Telecommunications Tower, freestanding
13.  Mobile Home Storage Units on Lots less than 2 Acres
14.  Nursing home
15.  Day Care Center
16.  Country Inn (also refer to provisions of Article 4)
17.  Rural Resort (also refer to provisions of Article 4)
18.  Wayside stand
19.  Country club
20.  Golf course
21.  Fire and rescue station
22.  Park and ride lot
23.  Public utility plant (with Commission Permit)
24.  Park, lighted
25.  Playground, lighted
26.  Rural Home Business, subject to standards of Article 4
27.  Mobile Home Park
28.  Duplex
29.  Light Commercial
30.  Non-Traditional Accessory Structure (See 4-18)
31.  Guest House
32.  Flea Market
33.  Outdoor Retail Sales
34.  Outdoor Events
35.  Abattoir

Sec. 2-1-5        Lot Requirements and Development Density
1.         Minimum Lot Area. 
1)   All permitted uses except intensive livestock operations: Five (5) acres.
2)   Intensive Livestock Operations: 5 acres, subject to the provisions of Article 4.

2.   Minimum Lot Width from front lot line to rear lot line:    Two hundred (200) feet.

3.   Frontage on Public Road:  200 feet.

4.   Maximum Lot Coverage:  Fifteen (15) percent.
5.   Flag Lot:   See 4-16.

6.   Wastewater Disposal

All lots must meet Health Department requirements for individual wastewater disposal, and drain fields shall be located only on the lot that is served by that drain field.  A-1 lots shall not be served by public or community water or sewer service.

Sec. 2-1-6        Building Requirements

1.   Minimum Building setbacks

1)      Front:           One hundred (100) feet           (from front lot line)
2)      Side:             Fifty (50) feet                          (from side lot line)
3)      Rear:             Seventy (70) feet                     (from rear lot line)
4)      Accessory buildings:  No closer than fifteen (15) feet to a side or rear lot line; not permitted in front yards.

2.   Maximum Building and Structure Height

1)      General:  35 feet.
2)      Publicly-owned building: maximum of 60 feet, provided that front, side and rear yard requirements increase 3 feet for each increase of 1 foot in height over 35 feet.
3)      Accessory buildings - less than the main structure and no more than 1 story if within 30 feet of the lot line.
4)      Exemptions as provided in Article 1.

Sec. 2-1-7        Use Limitations

All development within the A-1 District is required to be served by private, individual wells and individual wastewater disposal systems which shall meet all Health Department requirements.  Septic fields shall be either fully contained on the lot served by that septic system or located on a lot contiguous to the lot served by that septic field, provided that the location of any off-site septic field shall also meet all requirements of the Health Department and shall be surveyed and recorded on the plat with an access easement permitting installation, maintenance and repair.

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Division 2: Conservation District

Sec. 2-2-1        Purpose

The Conservation District covers the unincorporated portions of the county which are occupied by a mix of rural residential uses, open spaces and a variety of small, non-intensive farms.  This district is established to conserve these open spaces, to protect the rural residential character of the area, including small farms that are compatible with neighboring residential uses, conserve water, forest and other natural resources; and maintain a distinctly rural environment.

Sec. 2-2-2        Qualifying Lands

Lands qualifying for inclusion in the C-1 zoning district shall be those within the current C-1 district on the effective date of this Ordinance and other lands within areas designated in the Comprehensive Plan for uses compatible with and including rural residential uses.  Qualifying lands shall generally not include those served or planned to be served by public water or sewer service, or by any private community utility systems.

Sec. 2-2-3        Permitted Uses

1.   Agriculture
2.   Dwelling, single family detached
3.   School
4.   Church
5.   Park, unlighted
6.   Playground, unlighted
7.   Home occupation
8.   Home business, subject to standards of Article 4
9.   Radio and television station
10.  Preserves and conservation areas
11.  Accessory structure
12.  Mobile Home Storage Unit on Lots Equal To or Greater Than 2 Acres

Sec. 2-2-4        Uses Permitted by Special Exception

1.   Airport
2.   Commercial sawmill
3.   Cemetery
4.   Golf course
5.   Hospital
6.   General store
7.   Lodge, civic organization
8.   Hunting or boating clubs, camp ground as defined in Article 6
9.   Mobile home, subject to standards of Article 4
10.  Motel
11.  Restaurant
12.  Day Care center
13.  Telecommunications Tower, freestanding
14.  Intensive livestock operation, subject to use limitations of Article 4
15.  Mobile Home Storage Unit on Lot Less Than 2 Acres
16.  Rural Home business, subject to standards of Article 4
17.  General advertising signs
18.  Guest House
19.  Mobile Home Park
20.  Duplex
21.  Non-Traditional Accessory Structure (See 4-18)

Sec. 2-2-5        Lot Requirements

1.   Minimum Lot Area. 

1)   All permitted uses except intensive livestock operations: Two (2) acres
2)   Intensive Livestock Operations:  5 acres, subject to the provisions of Article 4.

2.   Minimum Lot Width from front lot line to rear lot line:    Two hundred (200) feet.

3.   Frontage at the street (road) line:   200 feet.

4.   Maximum Lot Coverage:  Fifteen (15) percent.

5.   Wastewater Disposal

All lots must meet Health Department requirements for individual wastewater disposal, and drain fields shall be located only on the lot that is served by that drain field.  C-1 lots shall not be served by public or community water or sewer service.

Sec. 2-2-6        Building Requirements

1.   Minimum Building setback

1)      Front:           One hundred (100) feet           (from front lot line)
2)      Side:             Fifty (50) feet                          (from side lot line)
3)      Rear:             Seventy (70) feet                     (from rear lot line)
4)      Accessory buildings:  No closer than fifteen (15) feet to a side or rear lot line; not permitted in front yards.

2.   Maximum Building and Structure Height

1)      General:  35 feet
2)      Publicly-owned building:  maximum of 60 feet provided front, side and rear yard requirements increase 3 feet for each increase of 1 foot in height over 35 feet.
3)      Accessory buildings - less than the main structure and no more than 1 story if within 30 feet of the lot line.
4)      Exemptions as provided in Article 1

Sec. 2-2-7        Use Limitations

All development within the C-1 District is required to be served by private, individual wells and individual wastewater disposal systems which shall meet all Health Department requirements.  Septic fields shall be fully contained on the lot served by that septic system.

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Division 7: General Industrial District

Sec. 2-7-1        Purpose

The General Industrial District is established to provide areas in which the principal use of land and buildings is for larger and more intensive industries that are generally not compatible with most other land uses, but which offer good prospects for employment and expansion of the economic base and which do not present significant risk of long term environmental harm to the County or its residents and which will otherwise meet the goals and policies of the County’s Comprehensive Plan.  It is the intent that permitted uses be designed, located and conducted so that noise, odor, dust, and glare of each operation is confined within the boundary of the General Industrial District.

Sec. 2-7-2        Qualifying Lands

This district, and additions to existing districts, should be located in areas which do not present conflicts with residential or institutional uses, which provide for safe access to high capacity roadways, and are consistent with the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

Sec. 2-7-3        Permitted Uses

All uses allowed in this district shall be permitted only by special exception.

Sec. 2-7-4        Uses Permitted by Special Exception

1.   Bulk storage of oil, gasoline or other combustibles
2.   Junk, scrap or salvage yards of any kind, including automobile
3.   Paper products manufacturing
4.   Crushed stone operation to include but not limited to quarrying, crushing, processing, treating, washing and selling of stone
5.   Asphalt mixing, ready mix concrete, concrete block, concrete product plants and any other such plants when accessory to a crushed stone operation
6.   Saw mills, including chip mills and planing mills, as defined herein
7.   Manufacture, compounding, processing, packaging or treatment of articles or merchandise from the following previously prepared materials: Bone, cellophane, canvas, cloth, cork, feathers, felt, fiber, fur, glass, hair, horn, leather, paper, plastic, clay, shale, stone, metals, shells, straw, textiles, tobacco, wood, yarn and paint
8.   Auto body repair and refinishing
9.   Truck terminals
10. Truck complexes
11. Utility substation
12. Water or Sewerage treatment plant
13. Recycling processing center
14. Mineral processing operations such as crushing plants, cement, lime and gypsum manufacturing; masonry block and brick manufacturing, and asphalt plants
15. Livestock and auction markets
16.  Outdoor manufacturing operations

Sec. 2-7-5        District Requirements

Minimum District Area: Ten (10) Acres

Sec. 2-7-6        Lot Requirements

1.   Minimum Lot Area: Three (3) Acres
2.   Minimum Lot Width from front lot line to rear lot line: One hundred (100) feet.

Sec. 2-7-7        Building Requirements

1.   Minimum Building Setback (from lot lines)

1)   Front: Eighty (80) feet
2)   Side: Forty (40) feet (Three hundred (300) feet adjoining residential or conservation uses or districts or historic overlay district)
3)   Rear: Thirty (30) feet (Sixty (60) feet adjoining residential)

2.   Maximum Density

1)   Maximum Floor Area Ratio:  0.40
2)   Maximum Lot coverage:  Impervious surfaces on any lot shall not exceed seventy (70) percent of the lot area.
3)   Maximum Building Coverage:  Buildings (including accessory structures) shall not cover more than fifty (50) percent of the lot area.

3.   Maximum Building Height

Forty-five (45) feet.  Buildings over forty five (45) feet in height may be permitted by the Board of Supervisors as a Special Exception where building setback is increased five (5) feet for each additional foot over forty five (45) feet plus such other conditions as the Board of Supervisors may impose.

4.   Minimum Parking Setbacks

1)   Front: Sixty (60) feet; minimum requirement may be reduced to thirty (30) if parking is screened by a minimum 2.5 feet high berm, or screened by minimum 2.5 feet high evergreen hedge, or located behind the buildings or structures on the site.

2)   Side: Fifty (50) feet; minimum requirement may be reduced to twenty (20) if parking is screened by a minimum 2.5 feet high berm, or screened by minimum 2.5 feet high evergreen hedge, or located behind the buildings or structures on the site.

3)   Rear: Fifty (50) feet; minimum requirement may be reduced to twenty (20) if parking is screened by a minimum 2.5 feet high berm, or screened by minimum 2.5 feet high evergreen hedge, or located behind the buildings or structures on the site.

Sec. 2-7-8        Use Limitations

1.   All outdoor storage areas, loading areas, refuse handling areas and facilities, and similar activities, shall be screened from public roads and residential areas by dense vegetative buffers and/or solid fencing.

2.   A minimum of 10% of the lot area shall be landscaped with vegetative ground cover, trees, shrubs and other vegetation.

3.   Indoor/Outdoor Operations

All manufacturing operations must take place within a completely enclosed building, unless permission for outside operations is specifically granted by the Board of Supervisors as a Special Exception Use.  (Sec. 2-9-4-16)

4.   Industrial traffic generated by any use in this district shall not be permitted to use existing residential neighborhood streets for general access to and from the industrial use.

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Division 6: Light Industrial District

Sec. 2-6-1        Purpose

The Light Industrial District is established to provide areas in which the principal use of land and buildings is for light industry, assembly plants, processing, storage, warehousing, wholesaling and distribution, in order to enhance the long term economic well-being of the County in concert with the County’s Comprehensive Plan.  It is the intent that permitted uses be designed, located and conducted so that noise, odor, dust, and glare of each operation is generally confined within the boundary of the Light Industrial District.

Sec. 2-6-2        Qualifying Lands

This district, and additions to existing districts, should be located in proximity to existing and/or planned commercial, industrial and institutional land use activities with utilities and safe access to high capacity roadways, and shall be consistent with the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

Sec. 2-6-3        Permitted Uses

1.   Manufacture, processing, fabrication and/or assembly of products having characteristics similar to but not limited to: scientific and precision instruments, clothing, photographic equipment, communication and computer equipment, pharmaceuticals, furniture, optical goods, household appliances, musical instruments, toys and sporting goods
2.   Agriculture, horticulture, forestry
3.   Book Binding
4.   Bottling or packaging works
5.   Creamery
6.   Drug Manufacturing
7.   Electrical appliances and equipment assembly
8.  Electronic equipment manufacturing and assembly
9.  Engraving and/or printing plant
10. Laboratories, pharmaceutical and/or medical uses
11. Laundry and cleaning establishments
12.  Mini-warehouse
13.  Public utility generating, booster or relay stations, transformer substations, transmission lines and towers and other facilities for the provision and maintenance of public utilities, including railroads and facilities and water and sewerage installations
14.  Public utility service yard or electrical receiving or transforming station
15.  Warehouse for wholesale or distribution
16.  Office as an accessory use
17.  Governmental structures and use

Sec. 2-6-4        Uses Permitted by Special Exception

1.   Contractor service establishment, excluding retail sales
2.   Day Care facilities
3.   Recycling drop off and processing centers
4.   Heavy equipment sales and service
5.   Lumber, building, and landscaping supplies & equipment (with storage under cover)
6.   Machinery sales and service
7.   Manufacturing, processing, and packaging of baked goods, candy, meat and other food products
8.   Motor and engine assembly
9.   Motel, Hotel
10.  Plumbing and electrical supply (with storage under cover)
11.  Service station
12.  Auto body repair and refinishing
13. Truck terminals
14. Truck complexes
15. Utility substation
16. Water or Sewerage treatment plant
17.  Flex Industrial use

Sec. 2-6-5        District Requirements

Minimum District Area: Ten (10) Acres

Sec. 2-6-6        Lot Requirements

1.   Minimum Lot Area: Three (3) Acres
2.   Minimum Lot Width from front lot line to rear lot line: One hundred (100) feet.

Sec. 2-6-7        Building Requirements

1.   Minimum Building Setback

1)   Front: Sixty (60) feet (from center line of road)
2)   Side: Twenty (20) feet (Three hundred (300) feet adjoining residential or conservation uses or districts or historic overlay district)
3)   Rear: Thirty (30) feet (Sixty (60) feet adjoining residential)

2.   Maximum Density

1)   Maximum Floor Area Ratio:  0.40
2)   Maximum Lot coverage:  Impervious surfaces on any lot shall not exceed seventy (70) percent of the lot area.
3)   Maximum Building Coverage:  Buildings (including accessory structures) shall not cover more than fifty (50) percent of the lot area.

3.   Maximum Building height.

Forty-five (45) feet. Buildings over forty five (45) feet in height may be permitted by the Board of Supervisors as a Special Exception where building setback is increased five (5) feet for each additional foot over forty five (45) feet plus such other conditions as the Board of Supervisors may impose.

4.   Minimum Parking Setbacks

1)   Front: Sixty (60) feet; minimum requirement may be reduced to thirty (30) if parking is screened by a minimum 2.5 feet high berm, or screened by minimum 2.5 feet high evergreen hedge, or located behind the buildings or structures on the site.

2)   Side: Fifty (50) feet; minimum requirement may be reduced to twenty (20) if parking is screened by a minimum 2.5 feet high berm, or screened by minimum 2.5 feet high evergreen hedge, or located behind the buildings or structures on the site.

3)   Rear: Fifty (50) feet; minimum requirement may be reduced to twenty (20) if parking is screened by a minimum 2.5 feet high berm, or screened by minimum 2.5 feet high evergreen hedge, or located behind the buildings or structures on the site.

Sec. 2-6-8        Use Limitations

1.   All outdoor storage areas, loading areas, refuse handling areas and facilities, and similar activities, shall be screened from public roads and residential areas by dense vegetative buffers and/or solid fencing.

2.   A minimum of 10% of the lot area shall be landscaped with vegetative ground cover, trees, shrubs and other vegetation.

3.   Industrial traffic generated by any use in this district shall not be permitted to use existing residential neighborhood streets for general access to and from the industrial use.

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Division 3: Rural Residential

Sec. 2-3-1        Purpose

The Rural Residential District is established to provide low-density, rural residential development in a rural setting in proximity to the Towns and other urban areas of the County, as defined in the Comprehensive Plan.  District regulations are designed to promote and encourage a suitable environment for family life. 

Sec. 2-3-2        Qualifying Lands

Lands qualifying for inclusion in the RR zoning district shall be those within the current R-1 district on the effective date of this Ordinance and other lands within areas designated in the Comprehensive Plan for uses compatible with and including rural residential uses in proximity to the Towns and other urban areas as defined in the Comprehensive Plan.  Qualifying lands shall generally not include those served or planned to be served by public water or sewer service, or by any private community utility systems.

Sec. 2-3-3        Permitted Uses

1.   Dwelling, single family detached
2.   Dwelling, duplex
3.   School
4.   Church
5.   Park, unlighted
6.   Playground, unlighted
7.   Home occupation, subject to standards of Article 4
8.   Home business, subject to standards of Article 4
9.   Accessory building
10.  Fire and Rescue facilities
11.  Library
12.  Local government office
13.  Telecommunications Tower, attached

 

Sec. 2-3-4        Uses Permitted by Special Exception

1.   Professional office
2.   Rooming house, boarding house
3.   Mobile home, subject to standards of Article 4
4.   Mobile Home Subdivision
5.   Mobile Home Park
6.   Day Care Center
7.   Telecommunications Tower, freestanding
 8.   Guest House
 9.   Community Center
10.  Mobile Home Storage Unit


Sec. 2-3-5        Lot Requirements

1.   Minimum Lot Area:           One (1) Acre

2.   Minimum Lot Width from front lot line to rear lot line:    One hundred (100) feet.

  1. Maximum Lot Coverage:  Twenty (20) percent.

4.   Flag Lot:   See 4-16

5.   Wastewater Disposal
All lots must meet Health Department requirements for individual wastewater disposal, and drain fields shall be located only on the lot that is served by that drain field.  RR lots established after the effective date of this ordinance shall not be served by public or community water or sewer service unless they are part of a parent tract that has already been provided with either such service, or unless the County’s Comprehensive Plan calls for providing such service to the area in which the lot is located.

6.    Frontage at the street (road) line:  100 feet.

Sec. 2-3-6        Building Requirements

1.   Minimum Building setbacks
1)      Front:           Seventy-five (75) feet              (from the front lot line)
2)      Side:             Fifteen (15) feet                                   (from side lot line)      
3)      Rear:             Thirty-five (35) feet                             (from rear lot line)
4)      Accessory buildings:  No closer than ten (10) feet to a side or rear lot line; not permitted in front yards.

2.   Maximum Building and Structure Height
1)      General:  35 feet
2)      Publicly-owned building:  maximum of 60 feet provided front, side and rear yard requirements increase 3 feet for each increase of 1 foot in height over 35 feet.
3)      Accessory buildings - less than the main structure and no more than 1 story if within 30 feet of the lot line.
4)      Exemptions as provided in Article 1

Sec. 2-3-7        Use Limitations

All development within the RR District is required to be served by either public (or community) water and sewer facilities which meets the provisions of the County’s Comprehensive Plan and all design standards set forth by the County, or by private, individual wells and individual wastewater disposal systems which shall meet all Health Department requirements; septic fields shall be fully contained on the single lot served by the septic system.

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Division 4: Urban Residential

Sec. 2-4-1        Purpose

The Urban Residential district (UR) is established to provide for single-family dwellings with public or community water and sewer services.  Therefore, the specific purpose of this district is to encourage the construction of, and the continued use of the land for, single-family dwellings and to prohibit commercial and industrial uses, and to prohibit any other use which would substantially interfere with development or continuation of single-family dwellings in the district.  This district is reserved for residential uses and subdivisions of an urban character and the permitted uses as listed in this division.

Sec. 2-4-2        Qualifying Lands

This district is generally intended to apply to land designated in the Comprehensive Plan as being planned for Low to Medium Density Residential Uses, located adjacent to an incorporated Town or in an existing center of population.  Land in this district is intended to be served with public or community water and wastewater facilities.

Sec. 2-4-3        Permitted Uses

1.   Church
2.   Dwelling, single family detached
3.   Group Home
4.   Home occupation, subject to standards of Article 4
5.   Park, unlighted
6.   Playground, unlighted
7.   School, public
8.   Telecommunications tower, attached

Sec. 2-4-4        Uses Permitted by Special Exception

1.   Community Center
2.   Country Club
3.   Day Care Center
4.   Dwelling, accessory
5.   Fire, police and rescue stations
6.   Golf course
7.   Park, lighted
8.   Playground, lighted
9.   Public water or sewer trunk lines
10.  Public water or sewer treatment plants
11.  Public utility substations (gas, electric, communications)
12.  Recycling collection point
13.  School, private
14.  Solid waste collection point

Sec. 2-4-5        Lot Requirements

1.   Minimum Lot Area:                       One-half (½) Acre.

2.   Minimum Lot Width from front lot line to rear lot line:    One hundred (100) feet.

3.   Maximum Lot Coverage:               (20) percent.

4.   Flag Lot:                                        See 4-16

5.   Wastewater Disposal

All lots must be served by public or community water and wastewater services.

6.   Frontage at the street (road) line:   100 feet.

Sec. 2-4-6        Building Requirements

1.   Minimum Building setbacks

1)      Front:           Thirty-five (35) feet                             (from front lot line)
2)      Side:             Fifteen (15) feet                                   (from side lot line)      
3)      Rear:             Twenty-five (25) feet                           (from rear lot line)
4)      Accessory buildings:  No closer than ten (10) feet to a side or rear lot line; not permitted in front yards.

2.   Maximum Building and Structure Height

1)      General:  35 feet
2)      Publicly-owned building:  maximum of 60 feet provided front, side and rear yard requirements increase 3 feet for each increase of 1 foot in height over 35 feet.
3)      Accessory buildings - less than the main structure and no more than 1 story if within 30 feet of the lot line.
4)      Exemptions as provided in Article 1

Sec. 2-4-7        Use Limitations

All development within the UR District is required to be served by public (or community) water and sewer facilities, which meets the provisions of the County’s Comprehensive Plan and all design standards set forth by the County.

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Division 5: General Business District

Sec. 2-5-1        Purpose

Generally, this district is intended to provide land for conducting general business activities that serve the community-wide public and which require direct and frequent vehicle access, but which are not characterized either by constant and heavy trucking, other than stocking and delivery of light retail goods, or by any nuisance factors other than occasioned by incidental light and noise of congregation of people and passenger vehicles.  This includes such uses as retail stores, banks, theaters, business offices, newspaper offices, printing presses, restaurants, public garages and service stations which may be clustered together in small shopping centers.  This district is intended to ensure that such business development features consolidated access points on collector and arterial roads and parking areas that are interconnected between adjacent commercial uses and is intended to apply to areas identified for such uses in the Comprehensive Plan.

Sec. 2-5-2        Qualifying Lands

This district, and additions to existing districts, should be located in proximity to residential areas, as well as other existing and/or planned commercial, industrial and institutional land use activities with utilities and safe access to high capacity roadways and shall be consistent with the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

Sec. 2-5-3        Permitted Uses

1.   Retail stores
2.   Personal Service Establishments
3.  Home appliance services
4.   Theater, assembly hall
5.   Office, business, professional and/or government
6.   Church
7.   Library
8.   Clubs, lodges
9.   Dancing schools, dancing studios
10.  Medical Clinic
11. Day care centers

Sec. 2-5-4        Uses Permitted by Special Exception

1.   Hotel, motel
2.   Restaurants
3.   Hospital
4.   Wholesale uses, including warehouses and light processing as defined
5.   Indoor game room
6.   Public utility transmission substations, transmission lines and towers other than normal distribution facilities, pipes, meters and water and sewerage facilities
7.   Gas transmission lines, compressor stations, measurement stations, regulator stations
8.   Nursing home
9.   Auto sales and service
10.  Service stations (with major repair under cover)
11   Lumber, building, and landscaping supplies and equipment (with storage under cover)
12.  Plumbing and electrical supply (with storage under cover)
13.  Machinery sales and service
14.  Mobile home sales lots
15.  Travel trailer, motor home and camper sales lots
16.  Mini Warehouses
17.  Government structures and uses
18. Water or Sewerage treatment plant
19.  Recycling collection point.
20.  Fire and rescue station
21.  Telecommunication facility, subject to Commission Permit and Article 4
22   Funeral home                         (‘without crematorium’ –was deleted 3/18/2010)
23.  General advertising signs
24.  Convenience Store
                                25.  Transportation Services         
                                26. Bulk storage of oil, gasoline or other combustibles

Sec. 2-5-5        District Requirements

  1. 1.   Minimum district size: Five (5) acres

Sec. 2-5-6        Lot Requirements

1.   Minimum Lot Area:  One (1) Acre.
2.   Maximum Floor Area Ratio: 0.30
3.   Maximum Impervious surface area: Sixty (60) percent of the lot area
4.   Minimum Lot Width from front lot line to rear lot line:  Sixty (60) feet

Sec. 2-5-7        Building Requirements

1.   Minimum Building Setback

1)   Front: eighty (80) feet, unless one or both of the following standards are met, in which case the front setback shall be sixty (60) feet (from center line of road):

(1) Parking is located behind principal building
(2) Parking is screened from public road view with berms at least two and one-half (2.5) feet in height and/or coniferous landscaping

2)   Side: Ten (10) feet; Twenty-five (25) feet if adjoining residential use or district
3)   Rear: Twenty (20) feet; Forty (40) feet if adjoining residential use or district

2.   Maximum Height of Buildings and Structures:

Thirty five (35) feet, except that a public or semipublic building such as a school, church, library, or general hospital may be erected to a height of sixty (60) feet from grade provided that required front, side and rear yards shall be increased one (1) foot for each foot in height over thirty-five (35) feet.

3.   Accessory Structures

No accessory structure which is within ten (10) feet of any party lot line shall be more than one (1) story high.  All accessory structures shall be less than the main structure in height.

Sec. 2-5-8        Use Limitations

1.   Sewer and Water

All development within the GB district shall be served by public or community sewer and water systems, or by private on-site septic fields and individual wells which comply with current County and state health department standards.

2.   Landscaping

Buffer yards between lot lines and buildings shall be landscaped with a minimum average of one canopy tree every thirty (30) linear feet and eight shrubs (mix of evergreen and deciduous) every thirty (30) linear feet.

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