Olmsted County Zoning Ordinance

 
 

Article I    General Provisions

    Section    1.00        Short Title
    Section    1.02        Purpose and Intent
    Section    1.04        Jurisdiction
    Section    1.06        Scope
    Section    1.08        Interpretation and Application
    Section    1.10        Validity
    Section    1.12        Zoning Districts
    Section    1.14        Overlay Zoning Districts
    Section    1.16        Official Zoning Map
    Section    1.18        District Boundaries
    Section    1.20        Boundary Interpretation
    Section    1.22        Flood Plain Districts Boundary Interpretation
    Section    1.24        Warning and Disclaimer of Liability
    Section    1.26        Buildable Lots
    Section    1.28        Non-conforming uses
    Section    1.29        Nonconformities within Shoreland Areas
    Section    1.30        Other Zoning Ordinances
    Section    1.32        Fees

Article II    Rules and Definitions

    Section    2.00        Rules, Word Usage
    Section    2.02        Definitions

Article III    Administration

    Section    3.00        Zoning Administrator
    Section    3.02        Zoning Administrator, Specific Powers and Duties
    Section    3.04        Compliance Required
    Section    3.06        Zoning Certificate
    Section    3.08        Violations
    Section    3.10        Penalties
    Section    3.12        Records
    Section    3.14        Board of Adjustment

Article IV    Zoning Procedures

    Section    4.00        Amendments
    Section    4.02        Conditional Use
    Section    4.04        Appeal of a Planning Advisory Commission Decision
    Section    4.06        Appeal of the Zoning Administrator's Decision
    Section    4.08        Variances
    Section    4.10        Temporary Construction Permits
    Section    4.12        Eyota Township Neighborhood Informational Meetings

Article V    Agricultural Districts

    Section    5.00        A-1 Agricultural Protection District
    Section    5.02        A-2 Agricultural Protection District
    Section    5.04        A-3 Agricultural District
    Section    5.06        A.R.C. Agricultural Residential Cluster District
    Section    5.08        A-4 Agricultural-Urban Expansion District

Article VI    Residential Districts

    Section    6.00        R-A Rural Residential District
    Section    6.02        R-1 Low Density Residential District
    Section    6.04        R-2 Mixed Low Density Residential District

Article VII    Rural Service Centers

    Section    7.00        R.S.D. Rural Service Center District

Article VIII    Commercial, Industrial, and Medical Institutional, and Special Districts

    Section    8.00        Recreational Commercial District (RC)
    Section    8.02        Commercial Service District (CS)
    Section    8.04        Highway Commercial District (HC)
    Section    8.06        Industrial District (I)
    Section    8.08        Medical Institutional (MI)
    Section    8.09        Agricultural/Resource Commercial District - Aggregate Extraction and Reuse
    Section    8.09.2     Agricultural/Resource Commercial District - Land Intensive Low Impact Uses (LILI)
    Section    8.10        Special Districts
    Section    8.11        High Forest Special District (HF- Special District)
    Section    8.12        Rock Dell Special District (RD - Special District)
    Section    8.14        New Haven Special District (NH - Special District)
    Section    8.16        Dover Special District (D - Special District)
    Section    8.17        Haverhill Special District (HAV - Special District)
    Section    8.18        Rochester Township Special District (ROC - Special District)
    Section    8.19        Elmira Special District (ELM - Special District)
    Section    8.20        Kalmar Special District (KAL - Special District)
    Section    8.21        Orion Township Special District (ORI - Special District)
    Section    8.22        Salem Township Special District (SAL - Special District)
    Section    8.23        Pleasant Grove Special District (PG - Special District)
    Section    8.24        Oronoco Special District (ORON - Special District)

Article IX    Flood Plain and Shoreland Districts

    Section    9.00        Flood Plain District Designation
    Section    9.02        Floodway District (FW)
    Section    9.04        FFA Flood Fringe District
    Section    9.06        FFB Flood Fringe District
    Section    9.08        Flood Plain District (FP)
    Section    9.10        Shoreland District
    Section    9.20        Decorah Edge Overlay District
    Section    9.21        Intent and Application
    Section    9.22        Definitions Related to This Chapter
    Section    9.23        Development Standard
    Section    9.24        Metes and Bounds Subdivisions
    Section    9.25        General Development Plan
    Section    9.26        R-1/DE Development
    Section    9.27        R-A/DE Development
    Section    9.28        Conventional Development

Article X General Regulations

    Section    10.00        Purpose
    Section    10.01        Single Family Dwelling Standards
    Section    10.02        Home Businesses
    Section    10.04        Parking Requirements
    Section    10.06        Loading Requirements
    Section    10.08        Bufferyards
    Section    10.10        Exterior Storage and Automobiles
    Section    10.12        Salvage and Junk Yards
    Section    10.14        Noise, Heat, Glare, Vibration, Smoke, Toxic Waste, and Noxious Fumes
    Section    10.15        Telecommunication Towers
    Section    10.16        Exterior Lighting
    Section    10.18        Traffic Visibility Zone
    Section    10.21        Farmland Erosion
    Section    10.23        Swimming Pools, Private
    Section    10.24        Extraction of Materials and Minerals, Open Pits and Impounding of Waters
    Section    10.26        Animal Feedlots
    Section    10.28        Essential Services
    Section    10.30        Yards - How Measured
    Section    10.32        Fences, Walls, and Hedges
    Section    10.34        Yard Encroachment
    Section    10.36        Structures, Not Included in Height of Building
    Section    10.38        Preservation of Open Space
    Section    10.40        Pipelines
    Section    10.42        Mobile Home Regulations
    Section    10.44        Mobile Home Skirting and Anchoring
    Section    10.48        Transportation Impact Reports
    Section    10.50        Wind Energy Conversion Systems
    Section    10.51        Chickens in the Residential Districts
    Section    10.52        Solar Energy Farms

Article XI    Township Zoning Overlay District

    Section    11.00        Township Zoning Overlay District
    Section    11.01        Application
    Section    11.02        Special Procedures

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