Sussex County, DE
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Council of Sussex County 9-14-1982 by Ord. No. 97. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Architectural accessibility — See Ch. 45.
Building construction — See Ch. 52.
Fees — See Ch. 62.
Housing standards — See Ch. 71.
Moderately priced housing units and affordably priced rental units — See Ch. 72.
Addressing and street naming — See Ch. 73.
Source water protection — See Ch. 89.
Sediment control and stormwater management — See Ch. 90.
Solid waste — See Ch. 91.
Streetlighting — See Ch. 95.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 99.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 110.
Enforcement of County obligations — See Ch. 116.
115a Table I 115b Table II 115c Table III
Article I General Provisions

§ 115-1 Title.

§ 115-2 Applicability.

§ 115-3 Purpose.

§ 115-4 Definitions and word usage.

Article II Establishment of Districts; Maps

§ 115-5 Districts established.

§ 115-6 References to district names.

§ 115-7 Zoning Map.

§ 115-8 Informational copies; changes.

§ 115-9 Interpretation of district boundaries.

§ 115-10 Areas under water.

Article III Provisions Applicable to All Districts

§ 115-11 Conformity required.

§ 115-12 Location and number of buildings on lots of record.

§ 115-13 Encroachments; reduction of lot area.

§ 115-14 Construction of accessory buildings prior to main building.

§ 115-15 Prohibited uses.

§ 115-15.1 (Reserved)

§ 115-16 Tables considered part of chapter.

§ 115-17 Materials referenced in chapter.

§ 115-18 Effect on governmental functions.

Article IV AR-1 and AR-2 Agricultural Residential Districts

§ 115-19 Purpose.

§ 115-20 Permitted uses.

§ 115-21 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-22 Conditional uses.

§ 115-23 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-24 Permitted signs.

§ 115-25 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-26 Reference to additional regulations.

§ 115-27 AR-2 to be closed district.

Article V MR Medium-Density Residential District

§ 115-28 Purpose.

§ 115-29 Permitted uses.

§ 115-30 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-31 Conditional uses.

§ 115-32 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-33 Permitted signs.

§ 115-34 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-35 Reference to additional regulations.

Article VI GR General Residential District

§ 115-36 Purpose.

§ 115-37 Permitted uses.

§ 115-38 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-39 Conditional uses.

§ 115-40 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-41 Permitted signs.

§ 115-42 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-43 Reference to additional regulations.

Article VII HR-1 and HR-2 High-Density Residential Districts

§ 115-44 Purpose.

§ 115-45 Permitted uses.

§ 115-46 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-47 Conditional uses.

§ 115-48 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-49 Permitted signs.

§ 115-50 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-51 Reference to additional regulations.

Article VIII UR Urban Residential District

§ 115-52 Purpose.

§ 115-53 Permitted uses.

§ 115-54 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-55 Conditional uses.

§ 115-56 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-57 Permitted signs.

§ 115-58 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-59 Reference to additional regulations.

Article IX UB Urban Business District

§ 115-60 Purpose.

§ 115-61 Permitted uses.

§ 115-62 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-63 Conditional uses.

§ 115-64 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-65 Permitted signs

§ 115-66 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-67 Reference to additional regulations.

Article X B-1 Neighborhood Business District

§ 115-68 Purpose.

§ 115-69 Permitted uses.

§ 115-70 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-71 Conditional uses.

§ 115-72 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-73 Permitted signs.

§ 115-74 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-75 Reference to additional regulations.

Article XI C-1 General Commercial District

§ 115-76 Purpose.

§ 115-77 Permitted uses.

§ 115-77.1 Large-scale uses.

§ 115-78 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-79 Conditional uses.

§ 115-80 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-81 Permitted signs.

§ 115-82 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-83 Reference to additional regulations.

Article XIA CR-1 Commercial Residential District

§ 115-83.1 Purpose.

§ 115-83.2 Permitted uses.

§ 115-83.3 Large-scale uses.

§ 115-83.4 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-83.5 Conditional uses.

§ 115-83.6 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-83.7 Permitted signs.

§ 115-83.8 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-83.9 Reference to additional regulations.

Article XII M Marine District

§ 115-84 Purpose.

§ 115-85 Permitted uses.

§ 115-86 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-87 Conditional uses.

§ 115-88 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-89 Permitted signs.

§ 115-90 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-91 Reference to additional regulations.

Article XIII LI-1 Limited Industrial District

§ 115-92 Purpose.

§ 115-93 Special conditions.

§ 115-94 Permitted uses.

§ 115-95 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-96 Conditional uses.

§ 115-97 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-98 Permitted signs.

§ 115-99 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-100 Reference to additional regulations.

Article XIV LI-2 Light Industrial District

§ 115-101 Purpose.

§ 115-102 Permitted uses.

§ 115-103 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-104 Conditional uses.

§ 115-105 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-106 Permitted signs.

§ 115-107 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-108 Reference to additional regulations.

Article XV HI-1 Heavy Industrial District

§ 115-109 Purpose.

§ 115-110 Permitted uses.

§ 115-111 Potentially hazardous uses.

§ 115-112 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 115-113 Conditional uses.

§ 115-114 Special use exceptions.

§ 115-115 Permitted signs.

§ 115-116 Height, area and bulk requirements.

§ 115-117 Reference to additional regulations.

Article XVI RPC Residential Planned Community District

§ 115-118 Purpose.

§ 115-119 Permitted uses.

§ 115-120 Superimposed district; effect on other provisions.

§ 115-121 Minimum district area.

§ 115-122 Ownership.

§ 115-123 Required procedures.

§ 115-124 Concurrent establishment with other districts.

§ 115-125 Review standards; conditions.

§ 115-126 Number of dwelling units permitted.

§ 115-127 Minimum lot area and width.

§ 115-128 Requirements regarding parking and streets and driveways.

§ 115-129 Guaranty of completion.

§ 115-130 Schedule of construction.

§ 115-131 Incorporation of additional land area.

Article XVII VRP Vacation-Retirement-Residential-Park District

§ 115-132 Purpose.

§ 115-133 Superimposed district; effect on other provisions.

§ 115-134 Minimum district area; leasing of lots.

§ 115-135 Required procedures; completion dates for stages of development.

§ 115-136 Review standards; conditions.

§ 115-137 Types and sizes of dwellings.

§ 115-138 Minimum lot area; irregularly shaped lots; markers.

§ 115-139 Additional requirements.

§ 115-140 Closed district.

Article XVIII Flood-Prone Districts

§ 115-141 Purpose.

§ 115-142 Reference to additional regulations.

§ 115-143 (Reserved)

Article XIX Airport Hazard Zoning

§ 115-144 Title.

§ 115-145 Definitions.

§ 115-146 Airport zones.

§ 115-147 Height limitations.

§ 115-148 Use restrictions.

§ 115-149 Nonconforming uses.

§ 115-150 Permits and variances.

§ 115-151 Administration and enforcement.

§ 115-152 Appeals.

§ 115-153 Judicial review.

§ 115-154 Violations and penalties.

§ 115-155 Conflicting regulations.

Article XX Tables of Height, Area and Bulk Requirements

§ 115-156 Requirements.

Article XXI Signs

§ 115-157 Definitions.

§ 115-158 Signs prohibited in all districts.

§ 115-159 Signs permitted in all districts.

§ 115-159.1 Signs permitted in AR-1 and AR-2 Agricultural Residential Districts and GR General Residential Districts.

§ 115-159.2 Signs permitted in MR Medium Density Residential and UR Urban Residential Districts.

§ 115-159.3 Signs permitted in HR-1 and HR-2 High-Density Residential Districts.

§ 115-159.4 Signs permitted in B-1 Neighborhood Business Districts, M Marine Districts and UB Urban Business Districts.

§ 115-159.5 Signs permitted in C-1 General Commercial, CR-1 Commercial Residential, LI-1 Limited Industrial, LI-2 Light Industrial and HI-1 Heavy Industrial Districts.

§ 115-160 General regulations for all districts.

§ 115-161 Construction and lighting.

Article XXII Off-Street Parking

§ 115-162 Requirements.

§ 115-163 Interpretation of requirements.

§ 115-164 Modification of requirements.

§ 115-165 Joint use and off-site facilities.

§ 115-166 Design standards.

§ 115-166.1 Parking lot landscaping.

Article XXIII Off-Street Loading

§ 115-167 Requirements.

§ 115-168 Interpretation of requirements; modification of requirements.

§ 115-169 Mixed uses in same building.

§ 115-170 Design standards.

§ 115-170.1 Screening of loading areas.

Article XXIV Conditional Uses

§ 115-171 Purpose.

§ 115-172 Special requirements.

§ 115-173 Preliminary site plan.

§ 115-174 Period of validity of approval.

§ 115-175 Preexisting uses.

§ 115-176 Revocation of permits.

Article XXV Supplementary Regulations

§ 115-177 Purpose.

§ 115-178 Height, area and bulk requirements for mixed uses.

§ 115-179 Height regulations.

§ 115-180 Lot area.

§ 115-181 Yards and open spaces generally.

§ 115-182 Front yards.

§ 115-183 Side and rear yards.

§ 115-184 Corner visibility.

§ 115-185 Accessory buildings and structures.

§ 115-186 Boathouses, docks and piers.

§ 115-187 Manufactured homes.

§ 115-188 Townhouses and multifamily dwellings.

§ 115-189 Coastal and flood-prone area protection.

§ 115-190 Restrictions on issuance of certificates of compliance.

§ 115-191 Parking, storing and maintaining of vehicles and trailers.

§ 115-191.1 Enforcement.

§ 115-191.2 Penalties; jurisdiction.

§ 115-191.3 Exemptions.

§ 115-191.4 Prohibited accumulations.

§ 115-191.5 Removal by County; recovery of County expenses.

§ 115-191.6 Deposit of waste materials on premises outside of commercial establishments.

§ 115-191.7 Violations and penalties.

§ 115-191.8 Withholding of permits and approvals.

§ 115-192 Private tennis courts in residential districts.

§ 115-193 Buffer zones for wetlands and tidal and perennial nontidal waters.

§ 115-194 Conservation zones.

§ 115-194.1 Combined Highway Corridor Overlay Zone (CHCOZ).

§ 115-194.2 Commercial communications towers and antennas.

§ 115-194.3 ES-1 Environmentally Sensitive Development District Overlay Zone (ESDDOZ).

§ 115-194.4 Wind turbines.

Article XXVI Nonconforming Uses

§ 115-195 Construction of preexisting uses.

§ 115-196 Manufactured homes.

§ 115-197 Signs.

§ 115-198 Discontinuance.

§ 115-199 Damage or destruction.

§ 115-200 Extension of use.

§ 115-201 Casual or intermittent use.

§ 115-202 Determination of existence.

§ 115-203 Alteration of nonconforming buildings.

§ 115-204 Nonconforming dwellings in industrial districts.

§ 115-205 Nonconforming uses not in compliance with former provisions.

§ 115-206 Uses in Coastal High-Hazard Area.

Article XXVII Board of Adjustment

§ 115-207 Establishment membership; officers; meetings.

§ 115-208 Procedures and records.

§ 115-209 Powers and duties.

§ 115-210 Special exceptions.

§ 115-211 Variances.

§ 115-212 Conditions attached to approvals.

§ 115-213 Lapse of special exception or variance.

§ 115-214 Amendment of special exception or variance.

§ 115-215 Judicial review.

Article XXVIII Administration and Enforcement

§ 115-216 Changes and amendments.

§ 115-217 Procedure for RPC District and conditional use approval.

§ 115-218 Procedure for RPC District and conditional use site plan approval.

§ 115-219 Site plan review required for certain uses.

§ 115-220 Preliminary site plan requirements.

§ 115-221 Final site plan requirements.

§ 115-222 Amendments and additions to site plans.

§ 115-223 Certificate of compliance.

§ 115-224 Permits.

§ 115-225 Drawings or plats.

§ 115-226 Fees.

§ 115-227 Interpretation.

§ 115-228 Enforcement.

§ 115-229 Violations and penalties.