Kent County, DE
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Levy Court of Kent County 7-9-1991 by Ord. No. 91-10. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Code Enforcement Constables — See Ch. 14.
Local Planning Agency — See Ch. 73.
Regional Planning Commission — See Ch. 77.
Manufactured homes — See Ch. 156.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 187.
205a Matrix AC 205b Matrix AR 205c Commercial 205d Matrix RM 205e Matrix RMH 205f1 RS1 205f2 Matrix RS5 205g Figure 6-1 205h Appendix A 205i Appendix B 205j Appendix C 205k Appendix D 205l Appendix E 205m Appendix F 205n Appendix G 205o Appendix H 205p Table 1
Article I Title, Application, Purpose, Interpretation

§ 205-1 Title.

§ 205-2 Application.

§ 205-3 Purpose.

§ 205-4 Interpretation.

Article II Definitions

§ 205-5 Word use.

§ 205-6 Definitions.

Article III Districts and District Maps

§ 205-7 Division of County into districts.

§ 205-8 Establishment; attestation; location.

§ 205-9 Changes to Official Zoning Maps.

§ 205-10 Periodic review.

§ 205-11 Rules for determining district boundaries.

Article IV General Provisions

§ 205-12 Scope of regulations.

§ 205-13 Intent.

§ 205-14 Principal uses and structures.

§ 205-15 Application of regulations; prohibition of use not addressed.

§ 205-16 Variation from approved plans prohibited.

§ 205-17 Zoning certificate of use.

§ 205-18 Lot area requirements.

§ 205-19 Temporary activities.

§ 205-20 Principal uses; multiple use.

§ 205-21 Street frontage.

§ 205-22 General setback requirements.

§ 205-23 Yards, buildings, projections and setbacks.

§ 205-24 Accessory structures and uses.

§ 205-25 Conversion of commercial use.

§ 205-26 Outside storage.

§ 205-27 Refuse collection areas.

§ 205-28 Lighting.

§ 205-29 Piers.

§ 205-30 Retaining structures; landfills.

§ 205-31 Public utility essential services.

§ 205-32 Public services.

§ 205-33 (Reserved)

§ 205-34 Permanent attachment of structure.

§ 205-35 Barbed wire or electrified fences.

§ 205-36 Junkyards; solid waste disposal facilities; unregistered vehicles.

§ 205-37 Minimum setbacks for new lots fronting U.S. Routes 13 and 113 and Delaware Route 1.

§ 205-38 Fuel storage tanks.

§ 205-39 Enclosure of livestock.

§ 205-40 Right of entry.

§ 205-41 Nuisance growth of vegetation.

§ 205-42 Storage of antique automobiles.

§ 205-43 ECHO housing.

§ 205-43.1 Keeping of dangerous animals.

§ 205-43.2 Bus shelters.

§ 205-43.3 Towers, broadcasting and telecommunications.

Article V AC - Agricultural Conservation District

§ 205-44 Purpose.

§ 205-45 Scope.

§ 205-46 Uses.

§ 205-47 Permitted uses.

§ 205-48 Conditional uses.

§ 205-49 Maximum density.

§ 205-50 Area requirements.

§ 205-51 Coverage.

§ 205-52 Yards and setbacks (standard development).

§ 205-53 Accessory structure/use.

§ 205-54 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-55 Building height limits.

§ 205-56 Slope development.

§ 205-57 (Reserved)

§ 205-58 (Reserved)

§ 205-59 (Reserved)

Article VI AR - Agricultural Residential District

§ 205-60 Purpose.

§ 205-61 Scope.

§ 205-62 Uses.

§ 205-63 Permitted uses.

§ 205-64 Conditional uses.

§ 205-65 Maximum density.

§ 205-66 Area requirements.

§ 205-67 Coverage.

§ 205-68 Yards and setbacks (standard development).

§ 205-69 Accessory structures/uses.

§ 205-70 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-71 Building height limits.

§ 205-72 Slope development.

§ 205-73 (Reserved)

§ 205-74 (Reserved)

§ 205-75 (Reserved)

Article VII RS1 - Single-Family Residential District

§ 205-76 Purpose.

§ 205-77 Scope.

§ 205-78 Uses.

§ 205-79 Permitted uses.

§ 205-80 Conditional uses.

§ 205-81 Maximum density.

§ 205-82 Area requirements.

§ 205-83 Coverage.

§ 205-84 Yards and setbacks.

§ 205-85 Accessory structures/uses.

§ 205-86 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-87 Building height limits.

§ 205-88 Slope development.

§ 205-89 (Reserved)

§ 205-90 (Reserved)

Article VIII RS5 - Medium-Density Residential District

§ 205-91 Purpose.

§ 205-92 Scope.

§ 205-93 Uses.

§ 205-94 Permitted uses.

§ 205-95 Conditional uses.

§ 205-96 Maximum density.

§ 205-97 Area requirements.

§ 205-98 Coverage.

§ 205-99 Yards and setbacks.

§ 205-100 Accessory structures/uses.

§ 205-101 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-102 Building height limits.

§ 205-103 Slope development.

§ 205-104 (Reserved)

§ 205-105 (Reserved)

Article IX RM - Multifamily Residential District

§ 205-106 Purpose.

§ 205-107 Scope.

§ 205-108 Uses.

§ 205-109 Permitted uses.

§ 205-110 Conditional uses.

§ 205-111 Maximum density.

§ 205-112 Area requirements.

§ 205-113 Coverage.

§ 205-114 Yards and setbacks.

§ 205-115 Accessory structure/use.

§ 205-116 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-117 Building height limits.

§ 205-118 Slope development.

§ 205-119 (Reserved)

§ 205-120 (Reserved)

Article X RMH - Residential Manufactured Home District

§ 205-121 Purpose.

§ 205-122 Scope.

§ 205-123 Uses.

§ 205-124 Permitted uses.

§ 205-125 Conditional uses.

§ 205-126 Maximum density.

§ 205-127 Area requirements.

§ 205-128 Coverage.

§ 205-129 Yards and setbacks.

§ 205-130 Accessory structures/uses.

§ 205-131 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-132 Building height limits.

§ 205-133 Slope development.

§ 205-134 (Reserved)

§ 205-135 (Reserved)

Article XI BN - Neighborhood Business District

§ 205-136 Purpose.

§ 205-137 Scope.

§ 205-138 Uses.

§ 205-139 Permitted uses.

§ 205-140 Conditional uses.

§ 205-141 Maximum density.

§ 205-142 Area requirements.

§ 205-143 Coverage.

§ 205-144 Yards and setbacks.

§ 205-145 Accessory structures/uses.

§ 205-146 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-147 Height limits.

§ 205-148 Slope development.

§ 205-149 (Reserved)

§ 205-150 (Reserved)

Article XII BN-1 Neighborhood Business District

§ 205-151 Purpose.

§ 205-152 Scope.

§ 205-153 Uses.

§ 205-154 Permitted uses.

§ 205-155 Conditional uses.

§ 205-156 Maximum density.

§ 205-157 Area requirements.

§ 205-158 Coverage.

§ 205-159 Yards and setbacks.

§ 205-160 Accessory structures/uses.

§ 205-161 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-162 Building height limitations.

§ 205-163 Slope development.

§ 205-164 (Reserved)

§ 205-165 (Reserved)

Article XIII BG - General Business District

§ 205-166 Purpose.

§ 205-167 Scope.

§ 205-168 Uses.

§ 205-169 Permitted uses.

§ 205-170 Conditional uses.

§ 205-171 Maximum density.

§ 205-172 Area requirements.

§ 205-173 Coverage.

§ 205-174 Yards and setbacks.

§ 205-175 Accessory structures/uses.

§ 205-176 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-177 Building height limitations.

§ 205-178 Slope development.

§ 205-179 (Reserved)

§ 205-180 (Reserved)

Article XIIIA OC - Office/Office Complex District

§ 205-180.1 Purpose.

§ 205-180.2 Scope.

§ 205-180.3 Uses.

§ 205-180.4 Permitted uses.

§ 205-180.5 Conditional uses.

§ 205-180.6 Maximum density.

§ 205-180.7 Area requirements.

§ 205-180.8 Coverage.

§ 205-180.9 Yards and setbacks.

§ 205-180.10 Accessory structures/uses.

§ 205-180.11 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-180.12 Building height limitations.

§ 205-180.13 Slope development.

§ 205-180.14 (Reserved)

§ 205-180.15 (Reserved)

Article XIV IL - Limited Industrial District

§ 205-181 Purpose.

§ 205-182 Scope.

§ 205-183 Uses.

§ 205-184 Permitted uses.

§ 205-185 Conditional uses.

§ 205-186 Maximum density.

§ 205-187 Area requirements.

§ 205-188 Coverage.

§ 205-189 Yards and setbacks.

§ 205-190 Accessory structures/uses.

§ 205-191 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-192 Building height limitation.

§ 205-193 Slope development.

§ 205-194 (Reserved)

§ 205-195 (Reserved)

Article XV IG - General Industrial District

§ 205-196 Purpose.

§ 205-197 Scope.

§ 205-198 Uses.

§ 205-199 Permitted uses.

§ 205-200 Conditional uses.

§ 205-201 Potentially hazardous uses.

§ 205-202 Maximum density.

§ 205-203 Area requirements.

§ 205-204 Coverage.

§ 205-205 Yards and setbacks.

§ 205-206 Accessory structures/uses.

§ 205-207 Minimum lot frontage at building line.

§ 205-208 Building height limitations.

§ 205-209 Slope development.

§ 205-210 (Reserved)

§ 205-211 (Reserved)

Article XVI Nonconforming Uses

§ 205-212 Definitions.

§ 205-213 Purpose.

§ 205-214 Intent.

§ 205-215 Proof of nonconforming status.

§ 205-216 Nonconforming lots.

§ 205-217 Nonconforming buildings, structures and uses.

§ 205-218 Enlargement or extension of nonconforming buildings, structures or uses.

§ 205-219 County acquisition of tax delinquent property.

Article XVII Parking

§ 205-220 General requirements.

§ 205-221 Design standards.

§ 205-222 Parking and loading accessibility.

§ 205-223 Setbacks.

§ 205-224 Screening and landscaping.

§ 205-225 Determination of parking and loading requirements.

§ 205-226 Schedule of parking and loading requirements.

Article XVIII Signs

§ 205-227 General.

§ 205-228 Signs excluded from regulations.

§ 205-229 Permits.

§ 205-230 Types of signs.

§ 205-231 Definition of terms.

§ 205-231.1 Comprehensive signage for major subdivisions and complexes.

§ 205-232 Signs in residential districts.

§ 205-233 Signs in neighborhood business districts.

§ 205-234 Signs in business complex districts.

§ 205-235 Signs in general business districts.

§ 205-236 Signs on divided highways in the General Business District.

§ 205-236.1 Signs in shopping complexes (shopping and strip centers only in B-G Districts).

§ 205-237 Signs in limited industrial and general industrial districts.

Article XIX Cluster Development

§ 205-238 Cluster provisions.

§ 205-239 Purpose.

§ 205-240 Density transfer provision.

§ 205-241 Review criteria.

§ 205-242 Land area.

§ 205-243 Permitted housing types.

§ 205-244 Lot size and yard requirements.

§ 205-245 Open space requirements.

§ 205-246 Open space maintenance.

Article XX (Reserved)

§ 205-246.1 (Reserved)

§ 205-247 (Reserved)

§ 205-248 (Reserved)

§ 205-249 (Reserved)

§ 205-250 (Reserved)

Article XXI Conditional Uses

§ 205-251 General guidelines and standards.

§ 205-252 Adult entertainment establishments.

§ 205-253 Airfields.

§ 205-254 Private airstrip.

§ 205-255 Animal hospitals.

§ 205-256 Keeping of animals other than livestock.

§ 205-257 Apartments.

§ 205-258 (Reserved)

§ 205-259 Auction facilities.

§ 205-260 Auto dismantling and mobile home dismantling and recycling.

§ 205-261 Auto repair, including transmission repair.

§ 205-262 Bakeries.

§ 205-263 Banks.

§ 205-264 Banquet/conference facilities.

§ 205-265 Bed-and-breakfast/country inn.

§ 205-266 Billboards on divided highways only.

§ 205-267 Blacksmith shops.

§ 205-268 Private boat docks, boathouses and landings.

§ 205-269 Buggy repair operation/horse trailer sales.

§ 205-270 Butcher shops.

§ 205-271 Campgrounds, recreational, commercial.

§ 205-272 Carnival, commercial.

§ 205-273 Cemeteries.

§ 205-274 Child care facility.

§ 205-275 Churches and ancillary use.

§ 205-276 Civic center.

§ 205-277 Medical/dental clinics.

§ 205-277.1 Clam shell storage.

§ 205-278 Cluster development.

§ 205-279 Cold storage locker facilities.

§ 205-280 Community swimming pool.

§ 205-281 Contractor and construction shops.

§ 205-282 Contractor establishments/outdoor storage.

§ 205-283 Conversion of one-family dwelling into dwelling units for two or more families.

§ 205-284 Country club and accessory uses.

§ 205-285 Craft centers.

§ 205-285.1 Detention and correctional facilities.

§ 205-286 Dog grooming business.

§ 205-287 Dry-cleaning establishments.

§ 205-288 Extractive use.

§ 205-289 Farm machinery/equipment repair and service.

§ 205-290 Farm machinery manufacture, sale, storage and repair.

§ 205-291 Farm tenant structures.

§ 205-292 Farm winery with accessory gift shop, meeting hall, retail sales and tasting facility.

§ 205-293 Florist establishment.

§ 205-294 Funeral establishment.

§ 205-295 Gas stations with repair facilities.

§ 205-296 Gasoline pumps accessory to permitted use.

§ 205-297 Glass products manufacturing.

§ 205-298 (Reserved)

§ 205-299 Commercial greenhouses.

§ 205-300 Hay, grain and feed stores.

§ 205-301 Hazardous uses.

§ 205-302 Heating, ventilating, cooling and refrigeration manufacture and supplies.

§ 205-303 Heliports and helipads.

§ 205-304 Home occupations.

§ 205-305 Hospitals.

§ 205-306 Hunting lodges.

§ 205-307 Indoor recreation.

§ 205-308 Commercial kennels.

§ 205-309 Medical/dental laboratories.

§ 205-310 Lumberyard and millwork.

§ 205-310.1 Manufacturing of fruit, juice and vegetables.

§ 205-311 Manufactured home park.

§ 205-312 Manufactured home sales, display and storage.

§ 205-313 Manufactured home subdivisions.

§ 205-314 Commercial marinas.

§ 205-315 Material storage yard.

§ 205-316 Mini-warehouses.

§ 205-317 Monasteries; convents.

§ 205-318 Motorcycle repair.

§ 205-318.1 Mulching.

§ 205-319 Nonaccessory tents for special purposes.

§ 205-320 Nonprofit philanthropic and charitable organizations.

§ 205-321 Retail nurseries.

§ 205-322 Nursery farms.

§ 205-323 Nursing homes and care centers.

§ 205-324 Office conversion.

§ 205-324.1 Off-premises monument signs.

§ 205-325 Pallet manufacturing.

§ 205-326 Planned unit development (PUD).

§ 205-327 Private educational institutions.

§ 205-328 Professional buildings.

§ 205-329 Public utilities and uses.

§ 205-330 Racetracks.

§ 205-331 Ranges, rifle, pistol, trap, skeet or archery.

§ 205-332 Commercial recreational facilities.

§ 205-333 Recreational uses (private membership clubs).

§ 205-334 Restaurants, taverns and lounges in RM District.

§ 205-335 Restaurant within an office complex.

§ 205-336 Retail, minor sales and service facilities.

§ 205-337 Retail establishments within an office complex.

§ 205-338 Retail sales of farm hardware and miscellaneous farm supplies, farm machinery and equipment sales.

§ 205-339 Riding clubs, commercial stables or horse training, including tack shops.

§ 205-340 Roadside stands, seasonal.

§ 205-341 Rooming house or boardinghouse.

§ 205-342 Sample houses.

§ 205-343 Sanitary landfill.

§ 205-344 Sawmill.

§ 205-345 Temporary sawmill.

§ 205-346 School bus parking.

§ 205-347 (Reserved)

§ 205-348 Seasonal labor housing.

§ 205-349 Semipublic/quasi-public schools.

§ 205-350 Service centers for autos/ buses/ trucks/ motorcycles; radiator repair, recapping, vulcanizing.

§ 205-351 Septage processing and storage.

§ 205-352 Slaughterhouses.

§ 205-353 Stadiums.

§ 205-354 Stockyard.

§ 205-355 Storage, outside, accessory.

§ 205-356 Storage of agricultural chemicals.

§ 205-357 Storage of fishing/crabbing equipment.

§ 205-358 Taxi stands.

§ 205-359 Temporary shelter facilities.

§ 205-360 Tower, broadcasting and telecommunications.

§ 205-361 Tractor-trailer parking/storage.

§ 205-362 Transfer station, trash compaction, waste management facility.

§ 205-363 Truck terminal, freight.

§ 205-364 Wholesale trade establishments with facilities for storage and transport of farm products.

§ 205-365 Table of Conditional Uses.

Article XXII Home Occupations

§ 205-366 General provisions.

§ 205-367 Approval procedure.

Article XXIII Emergency Provisions

§ 205-368 Temporary shelter.

Article XXIV (Reserved)

§ 205-369 through § 205-376. (Reserved)

Article XXV Historic Preservation

§ 205-377 Purpose.

§ 205-378 Definitions.

§ 205-379 Historic Preservation Commission.

§ 205-380 Historic Preservation Commission powers and duties.

§ 205-381 Designation of landmarks or historic districts.

§ 205-382 Designation of landmarks and historic districts application procedure.

§ 205-383 Certificate of appropriateness for alteration, demolition or new construction.

§ 205-384 Criteria for approval of a certificate of appropriateness.

§ 205-385 Certificate of appropriateness application procedure.

§ 205-386 Enforcement.

§ 205-387 Maintenance and repair required.

§ 205-388 Demolition of structures.

§ 205-389 Emergency provisions.

§ 205-390 Cooperation of other officials.

§ 205-391 Violations.

§ 205-392 Hardship criteria.

§ 205-393 Appeals.

Article XXVI (Reserved)

§ 205-394 (Reserved)

§ 205-395 (Reserved)

§ 205-396 (Reserved)

§ 205-397 (Reserved)

Article XXVIA Supplementary Regulations

§ 205-397.1 Airport Environs Zoning Overlay (AE).

§ 205-397.2 Growth Zone Overlay District.

§ 205-397.3 Coastal Zone Protection Overlay.

§ 205-397.4 Transfer of Development Rights Overlay.

§ 205-397.5 (Reserved)

§ 205-397.6 Accessory dwelling units.

§ 205-397.7 Home-based contractor establishments, no outdoor storage.

Article XXVII Board of Adjustment

§ 205-398 Organization.

§ 205-399 Procedure for appeals to Board of Adjustment.

§ 205-400 Powers of Board of Adjustment upon appeals.

§ 205-401 Lapse of variance.

§ 205-402 Amendment of variance.

§ 205-403 Appeals to courts.

§ 205-404 Reduction in minimum yard requirements.

§ 205-405 Variance application and procedures.

Article XXVIII Changes and Amendments

§ 205-406 Initiation of change.

§ 205-407 Text amendments.

§ 205-408 Map amendments.

§ 205-409 One-year limitation on reconsideration.

§ 205-410 Reconsideration.

§ 205-411 through § 205-414. (Reserved)

Article XXIX Administration and Enforcement

§ 205-415 Enforcement.

§ 205-415.1 Permit compliance; prohibitions; notice; enforcement; penalties.

§ 205-416 Certificate of occupancy.

§ 205-417 Permits.

§ 205-418 Plot plans.

§ 205-419 Approval of conditional uses; general procedures.

§ 205-420 Approval of conditional uses not requiring formal site plan review.

§ 205-421 (Reserved)

§ 205-422 Requirements for conditional uses not requiring formal site plans.

§ 205-423 (Reserved)

§ 205-424 (Reserved)

§ 205-425 Filing fees.

§ 205-426 Violations and penalties.

§ 205-427 (Reserved)

§ 205-428 (Reserved)

§ 205-429 Manufactured home siting requirements.

Article XXX Legal Status Provisions and Effective Date

§ 205-430 Conflict with other laws.

§ 205-431 Severability.

§ 205-432 Uses not listed.

§ 205-433 Repealer.

§ 205-434 Effective date.