Caroline County, MD
 
[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Commissioners of Caroline County 11-9-1982 by Ord. No. 82-004; amended in its entirety 12-18-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-4. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Commissioners — See Ch. 18.

Agricultural and land preservation — See Ch. 74.

Erosion and sediment control — See Ch. 103.

Salvage yards and outside storage — See Ch. 153.

Stormwater management — See Ch. 158.

Subdivision of land — See Ch. 162.

ARTICLE I
General Provisions (§ 175-1 — § 175-7) 

ARTICLE II
Definitions (§ 175-8) 

ARTICLE III
Zoning Districts; Zoning Map (§ 175-9 — § 175-12) 

ARTICLE IV
District Regulations (§ 175-13 — § 175-16) 

ARTICLE V
Supplementary Regulations (§ 175-21 — § 175-46) 

ARTICLE VI
(Reserved) (§ 175-51) 

ARTICLE VII
(Reserved) (§ 175-56) 

ARTICLE VIII
Mobile Homes (§ 175-66 — § 175-73) 

ARTICLE IX
Accessory Structures and Uses (§ 175-81 — § 175-85) 

ARTICLE X
Yard and Area Regulations (§ 175-91 — § 175-96) 

ARTICLE XI
Height Regulations (§ 175-101 — § 175-103) 

ARTICLE XII
Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements (§ 175-106 — § 175-109) 

ARTICLE XIII
Sign Regulations (§ 175-111 — § 175-117) 

ARTICLE XIV
Site Plans (§ 175-121 — § 175-126) 

ARTICLE XV
Nonconforming Structures and Uses (§ 175-131 — § 175-138) 

ARTICLE XVI
Special Use Exceptions (§ 175-141 — § 175-147) 

ARTICLE XVII
Variances (§ 175-151 — § 175-158) 

ARTICLE XVIII
Appeals (§ 175-161 — § 175-162) 

ARTICLE XIX
Planning Commission (§ 175-163 — § 175-169) 

ARTICLE XX
Board of Zoning Appeals (§ 175-171 — § 175-181) 

ARTICLE XXI
Administration and Enforcement (§ 175-186 — § 175-194) 

ARTICLE XXII
Amendment Procedures (§ 175-196 — § 175-202) 

ARTICLE XXIII
Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreements (§ 175-206 — § 175-218) 

ARTICLE XXIV
Gun Club Activities (§ 175-226 — § 175-231) 

175a Parking Regulations 175b Permitted and Regulated Signs 175c Table of Use Regulations 175d General Design Regulations 175e Zoning Map Amendments
Article I General Provisions

§ 175-1 Short title; contents.

§ 175-2 Statutory authority.

§ 175-3 Applicability.

§ 175-4 Purpose and intent.

§ 175-5 Severability.

§ 175-6 Conflicting regulations; determination of applicable provision.

§ 175-7 Conformance required.

Article II Definitions

§ 175-8 Word usage; terms defined.

Article III Zoning Districts; Zoning Map

§ 175-9 Zoning districts established.

§ 175-10 Zoning District Maps.

§ 175-11 District boundaries; rules of interpretation.

§ 175-12 Purpose and intent of zoning districts.

Article IV District Regulations

§ 175-13 Use regulations.

§ 175-14 General design regulations.

§ 175-15 Use and general design regulations in critical area zoning districts.

§ 175-16 through § 175-20. (Reserved)

Article V Supplementary Regulations

§ 175-21 Townhouses.

§ 175-22 Farm laborer housing.

§ 175-23 Campgrounds.

§ 175-24 Swimming or tennis clubs.

§ 175-25 Drive-in theaters.

§ 175-26 Performance standards for industrial uses.

§ 175-27 Sand, gravel and mineral extraction facilities.

§ 175-28 Composting facilities, natural wood waste recycling facilities, resource recovery facilities, solid waste disposal facilities and solid waste processing facilities.

§ 175-29 Wastewater treatment facilities.

§ 175-30 Home occupations.

§ 175-31 Bed-and-breakfast.

§ 175-32 Country inns.

§ 175-33 Cottage industry.

§ 175-34 Agricultural and fishery products processing plants.

§ 175-35 Fishery activity facilities.

§ 175-36 Temporary structures.

§ 175-37 Sewage sludge storage and mixing facilities.

§ 175-38 Development rights in R, Rural District.

§ 175-39 Marinas.

§ 175-40 Streams and stream buffers.

§ 175-41 Communications towers.

§ 175-42 Adult-oriented businesses.

§ 175-43 Massage establishments.

§ 175-44 Transferable development rights.

§ 175-45 Residential-based trucking and service businesses.

§ 175-46 through § 175-50. (Reserved)

Article VI (Reserved)

§ 175-51 through § 175-55. (Reserved)

Article VII (Reserved)

§ 175-56 through § 175-65. (Reserved)

Article VIII Mobile Homes

§ 175-66 Farm mobile homes.

§ 175-67 Hardship mobile homes.

§ 175-68 Mobile home parks and subdivisions.

§ 175-69 Mobile homes for emergency housing.

§ 175-70 Mobile homes for temporary dwellings or offices.

§ 175-71 Single-wide and multisection mobile homes on individual lots.

§ 175-72 Mobile home construction standards; compliance with County requirements and guidelines.

§ 175-73 through § 175-80. (Reserved)

Article IX Accessory Structures and Uses

§ 175-81 Location.

§ 175-82 Fences and walls.

§ 175-83 Accessory dwelling units.

§ 175-84 Small wind-energy systems.

§ 175-85 through § 175-90. (Reserved)

Article X Yard and Area Regulations

§ 175-91 General regulations.

§ 175-92 Front yards.

§ 175-93 Side yards.

§ 175-94 Sight triangles.

§ 175-95 General lot requirements.

§ 175-96 through § 175-100. (Reserved)

Article XI Height Regulations

§ 175-101 Nonapplicability of regulations.

§ 175-102 Height restrictions for certain public and semipublic uses.

§ 175-103 through § 175-105. (Reserved)

Article XII Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements

§ 175-106 General regulations.

§ 175-107 Parking space requirements.

§ 175-108 Loading space requirements.

§ 175-109 through § 175-110. (Reserved)

Article XIII Sign Regulations

§ 175-111 Purpose.

§ 175-112 General regulations.

§ 175-113 Political signs.

§ 175-114 Application; required information.

§ 175-115 Removal of signs.

§ 175-116 Permitted signs.

§ 175-117 through § 175-120. (Reserved)

Article XIV Site Plans

§ 175-121 Information required.

§ 175-122 Phased development.

§ 175-123 Preparation and submission.

§ 175-124 Review and approval generally; appeal.

§ 175-125 Additional requirements for special use exceptions.

§ 175-126 through § 175-130. (Reserved)

Article XV Nonconforming Structures and Uses

§ 175-131 Continuance.

§ 175-132 Terms defined.

§ 175-133 Determination of nonconformity.

§ 175-134 Discontinuance of nonconforming status.

§ 175-135 Termination or restoration of damaged nonconformity; determination.

§ 175-136 Creation of nonconforming lot; effect on existing structure or use.

§ 175-137 Modification or expansion; construction of additional buildings.

§ 175-138 through § 175-140. (Reserved)

Article XVI Special Use Exceptions

§ 175-141 Application required; eligibility.

§ 175-142 Conditions for approval.

§ 175-143 Special use exceptions restricted to designated uses; applicability of additional regulations and standards.

§ 175-144 Duration of approval; discontinuance or abandonment of established use.

§ 175-145 Modification or extension.

§ 175-146 Reapplication after denial.

§ 175-147 through § 175-150. (Reserved)

Article XVII Variances

§ 175-151 Application required; eligibility.

§ 175-152 Conditions for approval.

§ 175-153 Variances restricted.

§ 175-154 Duration of approval.

§ 175-155 Modification or extension.

§ 175-156 Reapplication after denial.

§ 175-157 Administrative variances.

§ 175-158 through § 175-160. (Reserved)

Article XVIII Appeals

§ 175-161 Criteria for submission; eligibility.

§ 175-162 Rules of procedure.

Article XIX Planning Commission

§ 175-163 Creation; membership and terms; vacancy and removal.

§ 175-164 Officers.

§ 175-165 Powers and duties.

§ 175-166 Meetings; quorum.

§ 175-167 Rules of procedure.

§ 175-168 Minutes and records.

§ 175-169 through § 175-170. (Reserved)

Article XX Board of Zoning Appeals

§ 175-171 Creation; membership and terms; vacancy and removal.

§ 175-172 Alternate members.

§ 175-173 Officers.

§ 175-174 Powers and duties.

§ 175-175 Meetings; quorum.

§ 175-176 Rules of procedure.

§ 175-177 Minutes and records.

§ 175-178 Application procedures.

§ 175-179 Notice of public hearing required.

§ 175-180 Deliberation proceedings; decisions.

§ 175-181 through § 175-185. (Reserved)

Article XXI Administration and Enforcement

§ 175-186 Administrative and enforcement authority designated.

§ 175-187 Zoning certificates and/or building permits.

§ 175-188 Fees and collection procedures.

§ 175-189 Notification of violation and time limit for correction; noncompliance.

§ 175-190 Complaints regarding violations; filing and investigation.

§ 175-191 Violations and penalties.

§ 175-192 Prevention or abatement of violations by interested parties authorized.

§ 175-193 Appeals.

§ 175-194 through § 175-195. (Reserved)

Article XXII Amendment Procedures

§ 175-196 Amendments authorized.

§ 175-197 Text amendments.

§ 175-198 Rezonings by application.

§ 175-199 Comprehensive rezonings.

§ 175-200 Additional rules for all rezonings.

§ 175-201 Additional restrictions, conditions or limitations upon rezoning approvals.

§ 175-202 through § 175-205. (Reserved)

Article XXIII Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreements

§ 175-206 Exercise of authority.

§ 175-207 Purpose for exercising authority.

§ 175-208 Limitations on DRRA.

§ 175-209 Applicability.

§ 175-210 Contents of DRRA.

§ 175-211 Submittal to Planning Commission for review, public hearing and findings.

§ 175-212 Public hearing by County Commissioners.

§ 175-213 Amendment of existing DRRA.

§ 175-214 Termination of DRRA; suspension.

§ 175-215 Applicable laws, regulations and policies.

§ 175-216 Recording.

§ 175-217 Enforcement by interested parties.

§ 175-218 through § 175-225. (Reserved)

Article XXIV Gun Club Activities

§ 175-226 Prohibition locations.

§ 175-227 Property owners excepted in certain districts.

§ 175-228 Special events excepted for nonprofit entities.

§ 175-229 Compliance with other rules and regulations.

§ 175-230 Preexisting activities grandfathered.

§ 175-231 Violations and penalties.