(A)   For the purpose of this chapter, the town is hereby divided into zoning areas within which this chapter will apply. The zones or districts for each zoning area are shown on 1 or more sheets of an “Official Zoning Map of the Town of Duck, North Carolina,” which together, with all explanatory matter thereon, is hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this chapter.
   (B)   The official zoning map for each zoning area shall be identified by the signature of the Mayor and attested by the Town Clerk and shall bear the seal of the town under the following words:
   “This is to certify that this is the official zoning map referred to in §§ 156.025 through 156.036 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Duck, North Carolina,” together with the date of adoption of this chapter (July 3, 2002).”
   (C)   If, in accordance with §§ 156.180 through 156.182 below, changes are made in district boundaries or other matter portrayed on the official zoning map, the changes shall be promptly entered on the official zoning map after the amendment has been approved by the Town Council.
   (D)   Regardless of the existence of purported copies of the official zoning map which may be made or published, the official zoning map which shall be located in the town’s municipal office shall be the final authority as to the current zoning status of land and water areas, buildings and other structures in the town.
   (E)   The official zoning map shall be maintained for public inspection in the office of the Town Clerk or the office of the Community Development. The maps may be in paper or a digital format approved by the town.
   (F)   Other maps and regulatory language, as necessary to accomplish the purpose of this chapter, are hereby incorporated by reference. This includes but is not limited to maps of flood plains, soils, watersheds, water supply protection areas, and United States Geological Survey (USGS) maps depicting streams or other water courses.
   (G)   For state law as to authority of the town to establish zoning districts and regulate and restrict construction, uses of land or buildings and the like, therein, see  G.S. Ch. 160D.
(Ord. 04-22, passed 11-3-2004, § 13.1; Am. Ord. 21-01, passed 6-2-2021)