§ 153.139  NONCONFORMING LOTS.
   (A)   Except as provided in division (B) below of this chapter, in any district where a lot has been recorded with the County Office of the Register of Deeds, and is not in violation of the zoning regulations of the city prior to the effective date of this chapter, and the lot does not comply with the minimum lot area and width requirements for the zoning district in which the lot is located, the lot may be used for any use permitted in that zoning district, provided that the principal and accessory structures meet all applicable front, side and rear yard requirements for that zoning district as provided in this chapter.
   (B)   If two or more adjacent unimproved lots, neither one of which meet the lot width and/or area requirements of the zoning district in which they are located are of single ownership and are of record at the time of adoption of this chapter or any amendment thereto, and if these lots, in combination, met the dimensional requirements established for lot width and area, the lands involved shall be deemed to be an undivided lot. For the purpose of this chapter, the lot(s) shall be used or sold by the owner and all future assigns in a manner that is in compliance with lot, width and area requirements or as otherwise provided in this chapter.
(Prior UDO, § 8.5)  Penalty, see § 153.999