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TOWN OF HOBGOOD

NORTH CAROLINA

ZONING ORDINANCE

EFFECTIVE: JULY 20, 2004

Revised Oct 22, 2013

With Technical Assistance From: Planning & Development Services

Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments

Town of Hobgood Zoning Map

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE I:         GENERAL PROVISIONS

DIVISION 10                 AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE

Section 10.01 Authority and Enactment 1

Section 10.02 Title 1

Section 10.03 Territorial Jurisdiction 1

Section 10.04 Purpose 1

Section 10.05 Relationship to Land Development Plan 2

Section 10.06 Interpretation, Abrogation, and Relationship With Other Laws 2

Section 10.07 Severability 2

Section 10.08 Fees 3

Section 10.09 Effective Date 3

DIVISION 15         APPLICATION, EXCEPTIONS, AND MODIFICATIONS

Section 15.01 Application 3

Section 15.02 Computation 4

   (A) Rounding of Numbers

   (B) Computation of Required Spaces

Section 15.03 One Principal Building Per Lot 4

Section 15.04 No Structures in a Public Right of Way 4

Section 15.05 Vision Clearance at Intersections 4

Section 15.06 Street Access 4

Section 15.07 Outdoor Lighting 5

Section 15.08 Manufactured/Mobile Homes as Storage Prohibited 5

Section 15.09 Necessary Repairs Permitted 5

 

ARTICLE II:             ZONING DISTRICTS

DIVISION 20                     ESTABLISHMENT OF ZONING DISTRICTS

Section 20.01 Zoning Districts Established; Purposes Set Forth 6

   (A) AR Agricultural Residential District 6

   (B) R-30 Residential District 6

   (C) R-20 Residential District 6

   (D) R-18 Residential District 7

   (E) R-14 Residential District 7

   (F) OI Office and Institutional District 7

   (G) B-1 Neighborhood Business District 7

   (H) L-I Light Industrial District 7

Section 20.02 Official Zoning Map 8

   (A) District Boundaries Shown on Zoning Map 8

   (B) Zoning Map Changes 8

   (B) Replacement of Official Zoning Map 9

   (D) Responsibility for Maintenance of the Official Zoning Map 9

Section 20.03 Rules Governing Boundaries 9

DIVISION 25                     TABLE OF USES

Section 25.01 Determining Types of Uses 9

   Determining Proposed Uses 9

   Determining Principal Use 10

Section 25.02 Table of Uses 9

   Categories of Uses 11

   Interpretation of Symbols in the Table 12

   Table of Uses 12

 

ARTICLE III:                 DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS

DIVISION 30                 APPLICATION AND STANDARDS FOR ALL USES

Section 30.01 Application of Development Standards 23

Section 30.02 Standards for All Uses 23

   (A) Property Separation

   (B) Use Separation

   (C) Outdoor Lighting

   (D) Noise Levels

DIVISION 31                 DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL USES

Section 31.01 Athletic Fields 24

Section 31.02 Auditorium, Coliseum, or Stadium(not including Auditoriums as

                        part of a muti-purpose building associated with or church building) 24

Section 31.03 Automobile Repairs Services 25

Section 31.04 Automobile Towing Service 25

Section 31.05 Batting Cages, Driving Range, or Miniature Golf 25

Section 31.06 Bed and Breakfast 26

Section 31.07 Building Supply Sales 26

Section 31.08 Carnivals and Fairs 27

Section 31.09 Cemetery or Mausoleum Not on Same Property as Church 27

Section 31.10 Church 27

Section 31.11 Civic, Social, and Fraternal Associations 28

Section 31.12 College, University, or Technical Institute (excluding small branch

                        operations with three or less classrooms) 28

Section 31.13 Communication Tower Over 60 Feet in Height, Radio and

                       Television Tower 29

Section 31.14 Communication Tower Under 60 Feet in Height 31

Section 31.15 Concerts, Stage Shows 31

Section 31.16 Convenience Store 32

Section 31.17 Civic, Social, and Fraternal Associations 32

Section 31.18 Communication Tower Over 60 Feet in Height 32

Section 31.19 Communication Tower Under 60 Feet in Height 35

Section 31.20 Concerts, Stage Shows 35

Section 31.21 Congregate Care Facility 36

Section 31.22 Convenience Store 36

Section 31.23 County Club with Golf Course 37

Section 31.24 Day Care Center, Child or Adult 37

Section 31.25 Demolition Debris Landfill 37

Section 31.26 Elementary or Secondary School 38

Section 31.27 Equipment Repair, Light 38

Section 31.28 Farm Product Warehousing and Storage; Farm Supplies and

                       Equipment; Farm Supplies, Other 39

Section 31.29 Fire Station/ Emergency Medical Service 39

Section 31.30 Go-Cart Raceway 39

Section 31.31 Golf Course 40

Section 31.32 Golf Driving Range 40

Section 31.33 Group Care Facility 41

Section 31.34 Heliport 41

Section 31.35 Homeless Shelter 41

Section 31.36 Home Occupation 41

Section 31.37 Horse Shows 42

Section 31.38 Kennels or Pet Grooming 43

Section 31.39 Landing Strip, Flying Field 43

Section 31.40 Library 43

Section 31.41 Manufactured Home Park 43

Section 31.42 Minerals (Wholesale Trade of) 48

Section 31.43 Mining, Quarrying, Sand Pits, and Mineral Extraction 48

Section 31.44 Nursing and Convalescent Home 49

Section 31.45 Orphanage 49

Section 31.46 Outdoor Flea Market /Outdoor Fruit and Vegetable Market 49

Section 31.47 Outdoor Religious Events 50

Section 31.48- Planned Business Development 50

Section 31.49 Planned Residential Development 51

Section 31.50 Pottery and Related Products Manufacture 52

Section 31.51 Private Campground/RV Park 52

Section 31.52 Private Club or Recreation Facility, Other 55

Section 31.53 Public Park or Recreational Facility, Other 56

Section 31.54 Retreat Center 57

Section 31.55 Riding Academy 57

Section 31.56 Rural Family Occupation 57

Section 31.57 Satellite Dish Antenna 59

Section 31.58 Service Station, Gasoline Sales 59

Section 31.59 Sewage Treatment Plant 59

Section 31.60 Shooting Range, Indoor 60

Section 31.61 Shooting Range, Outdoor 60

Section 31.62 Solid Waste Disposal (Non-hazardous) 60

Section 31.63 Swim and Tennis Club 61

Section 31.64 Swimming Pool 62

Section 31.65 Temporary Emergency, Construction, and Repair Residence 62

Section 31.66 Temporary Hardship Manufactured Home 63

Section 31.67 Temporary Shelter 63

Section 31.68 Theater (Outdoor) 64

Section 31.69 Truck Stop 64

Section 31.70 Turkey Shoots 65

Section 31.71 Utility Related Appurtenances, Substations 66

Section 31.72 Veterinary Clinic 67

Section 31.73 Water Treatment Plant 67

Section 31.74 Wood Products, Logging 67

 

ARTICLE IV                 DIMENSIONAL REGULATIONS

DIVISION 35             DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS, MODIFICATIONS, AND SPECIAL

                                                                            STANDARDS

Section 35.01 Applicability 69

Section 35.02 Schedule of Dimensional Standards by Residential Zoning 69

                      District

Section 35.03 Exception for New Building on Existing Developed Block 71

Section 35.04 Measuring Setbacks 71

Section 35.05 Lot Frontage Requirements 71

Section 35.06 Residential Accessory Structure and Building Standards 72

Section 35.07 Commercial, Industrial, and office Accessory Structure and 74

                       Building Standards

Section 35.08 Projections into Required Yards 74

Section 35.09 Special Purpose Lots 75

 

ARTICLE V                         BUFFERYARDS

DIVISION 40             BUFFERYARDS/LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS

Section 40.01 General 75

Section 40.02 Bufferyards-Site Plan Required, Approval, Timing of Permits 75

Section 40.03 Bufferyard Use Classification List 75

Section 40.04 Bufferyard Specifications 78

Section 40.05 Barrier and Vegetation Standards 80

Section 40.06 Maintenance of Bufferyard Areas 83

Section 40.07 Nonconforming Bufferyards 83

Section 40.08 List of Acceptable Vegetation 84

 

ARTICLE VI                 PARKING, DRIVEWAYS, & LOADING

DIVISION 50                              PARKING REQUIREMENTS

Section 50.01 General 88

Section 50.02 Application of Regulations 88

Section 50.03 Special Parking Requirements 89

Section 50.04 Certification 89

Section 50.05 Combination of Required Parking Space 89

Section 50.06 Remote Parking Space 89

Section 50.07 Parking Space Requirements 90

DIVISION 55                               DRIVEWAYS AND LOADING

Section 55.01 Driveway Requirements 91

Section 55.02 Off-Street Loading 91

 

ARTICLE VII:                          SIGNS

DIVISION 60 SIGNS:           DEFINITIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Section 60.01 Purpose 92

Section 60.02 Definitions 92

Section 60.03 Permit Required 93

Section 60.04 Signs Excluded From Regulation 94

Section 60.05 Temporary Signs, Permit Exemptions and

                       Additional Regulations 94

Section 60.06 Determining the Number of Signs 95

Section 60.07 Computation of Sign Area 95

Section 60.08 Total Allowable Sign Surface Area 96

Section 60.09 Freestanding Sign Surface Area 96

Section 60.10 Wall Sign Surface Area 97

Section 60.11 Number of Freestanding and Wall Signs 97

Section 60.12 Location and Height Requirements 97

Section 60.13 Special Provisions for Certain Signs 98

Section 60.14 Sign Illumination 99

DIVISION 65                         MISCELLANEOUS RESTRICTIONS

Section 65.01 Miscellaneous Restrictions and Prohibitions 100

Section 65.02 Sign Maintenance 101

Section 65.03 Sign Removal and Discontinued Signs 101

 

ARTICLE VIII:             NONCONFORMING SITUATIONS

DIVISION 70                         NONCONFORMING USES AND BUILDINGS

Section 70.01 Purpose 103

Section 70.02 Key Terms Defined 103

Section 70.03 Continuation of Nonconforming Situations 103

Section 70.04 Nonconforming Lots of Record 104

Section 70.05 Nonconforming Use of Land 105

Section 70.06 Nonconforming Structures 107

Section 70.07 Miscellaneous Nonconforming Situations 110

Section 70.08 Nonconforming Projects 110

DIVISION 75                     NONCONFORMING SIGNS

Section 75.01 Continuance of Nonconforming Signs 111

Section 75.02 Violations of Nonconforming Sign Provisions 112

 

ARTICLE IX:         STATUTORY ZONING VESTED RIGHTS

DIVISION 80                       PURPOSE & DEFINITIONS

Section 80.01 Purpose 113

Section 80.02 Definitions 113

DIVISION 84                       ESTABLISHMENT & APPROVAL

Section 84.01 Establishment of a Zoning Vested Right 114

Section 84.02 Approval Procedures and Approval Authority 114

Section 84.03 Duration 115

Section 84.04 Termination 115

DIVISION 87                             MISCELLANEOUS

Section 87.01 Voluntary Annexation 116

Section 87.02 Limitations 116

 

ARTICLE X                     ADMINISTRATION

DIVISION 90                     BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Section 90.01 Duties and Responsibilities 118

DIVISION 95                      PLANNING BOARD

Section 95.01 Establishment 118

Section 95.02 Duties and Responsibilities 118

Section 95.03 Advisory Committees 119

DIVISION 100                     BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

Section 100.01 Establishment, hereafter referred to as the Board of Adjustment 119

Section 100.02 Composition, Appointment, and Terms 119

Section 100.03 Vacancies and Compensation 120

Section 100.04 Attendance 120

Section 100.05 Rights, Privileges, and Duties of Extraterritorial and Alternate Member 120

Section 100.06 Organization 120

Section 100.07 Minutes, Written Decisions 121

Section 100.08 Quorum 121

Section 100.09 Conduct of Meetings 121

Section 100.10 Voting 122

Section 100.11 Written Application and Required Information 122

     (A) Existing natural features 123

     (B) Existing man-made features 123

Section 100.12 Power and Duties of the Board of Adjustments 125

Section 100.13 Notice of Hearing 128

Section 100.14 Appeals from the Board of Adjustment 128

DIVISION 110                 ZONING ADMINISTRATION

Section 110.01 Administrative Officer 129

Section 110.02 Zoning Compliance Certificates 129

Section 110.03 Duties of Zoning Administrator, Board of Adjustment, Courts and Board

                         of Commissioners Matter of Appeal 130

Section 110.04 Violations 131

Section 110.05 Inspection and Investigation 132

Section 110.06 Enforcement Procedure 132

Section 110.07 Failure to Comply with Notice 133

Section 110.08 Remedies 133

         Section 110.09 Civil Penalties Assessment and Procedures 135

     (A) Penalties 135

     (B) Notice 135

     (C) Responsible Parties 135

     (D) Continuing Violation 135

     (E) Demand for Payment 135

     (F) Nonpayment 136

DIVISION 120             CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Section 120.01 Purpose 136

Section 120.02 Applicability 136

Section 120.03 Financial Disclosure Statements 136

Section 120.04 Participation in Decisions Affecting Personal Interests 136

Section 120.05 Quasi-Judicial Decisions 137

Section 120.06 Legal Opinions and Disqualifications 138

Section 120.07 Enforcement 138

 

ARTICLE XI:                 AMENDMENTS

DIVISION 130                            AMENDMENTS

Section 130.01 Amendments In General 136

Section 130.02 Initiation of Amendments 136

Section 130.03 Planning Board Review and Recommendation 137

Section 130.04 Board of Commissioners Review and Adoption 137

Section 130.05 Public Hearing Requirements 138

Section 130.06 Ultimate Issue Before Board of Commissioners on

                         Amendments 139

Section 130.07 Protests To Zoning District Changes 140

Section 130.08 Withdrawal of Amendment Petition 140

Section 130.09 Petition Re-submittal 140

Section 130.10 Notification of Decision 141

Section 130.11 Judicial Review 141

 

ARTICLE XII                 DEFINITIONS 142-161

 

 

 

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