1.5 Construction of Regulations

Permitted & Prohibited Uses

  • No land, premises, building or structure shall be used or occupied, in whole or in part, for any purpose other than as permitted by these Regulations for the zone in which the land, premises, building or structure is located.
  • All uses or occupancy of land, premises, building or structure shall be in conformity with the Regulations for that zone in which such land, premises, building or structure is located.
  • Any use not permitted within a zoning district by these Regulations shall be deemed to be prohibited within such district.

Permitted & Prohibited Buildings and Structures

  • No building or structure shall be erected, raised, moved, extended, enlarged, or altered for any purpose unless permitted by these Regulations for the zone in which the building or structure is located.
  • All construction shall be in conformity with the Regulations provided for that zone in which such building or structure is located.
  • Any building or structure not permitted within a zoning district by these Regulations shall be deemed to be prohibited within such district.

Minimum Requirement

In their interpretation and application, the provisions of these Regulations shall be held to be the minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety and comfort, convenience and general welfare unless the context clearly indicates that the provision is intended to be a maximum limitation.

Reduction of Lot Area or Dimension

  • No lot or parcel shall be divided, subdivided or re-subdivided unless all parcels and lots meet all of the requirements for the zone in which they are located.
  • No lot or parcel shall be so reduced, divided, or created that the area, width or other dimensions of any of the lots or parcels or any required yard setbacks or required open areas of any of the lots or parcels shall be less than prescribed by these Regulations.
  • No building or structure or other site improvement shall be established, altered, modified, or enlarged such that the building coverage or lot coverage exceeds that which is prescribed by these Regulations.

In Case of Conflict

  • These Regulations are not intended to interfere with:
    • Any existing provisions of public law or ordinance;
    • Any rules, regulations, or permits to the use of buildings or premises; or
    • Any private easements, covenants or other agreements between parties.
  • However, where these Regulations impose a greater restriction upon the use of buildings or premises or upon the height of buildings or require larger yard setbacks, courts, or other standards than are imposed or required by other provisions of law or ordinance or by other rules, regulations or permits or by easements, covenants or agreements, the provisions of these Regulations shall control.