§ 1224.02  GENERAL PROVISIONS.
   (a)   Any use, building, structure, land, or premises that existed at the time of the effective date of this code, which was legally established under a previous code amendment or versions, may be continued even if such use, building, structure, land, or premises does not conform to the provisions of this code.
   (b)   Passage of this code in no way legalizes any illegal uses existing at the time of its adoption and such illegal uses shall not be considered a legal nonconforming use subject to the provisions of this chapter.
   (c)   An applicant for any development review procedure that deals with a nonconformity shall bear the burden of proof in demonstrating that the use was a legal nonconformity on the effective date of this code.
(Ord. O2018-02, passed 2-20-2018)