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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 1: CITY OFFICIALS
ARTICLE 2: ADMINISTRATION
ARTICLE 3: Repealed
ARTICLE 4: FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES
ARTICLE 5: BUILDINGS
ARTICLE 6: ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS
ARTICLE 7: ELECTRICAL CODE
ARTICLE 8: Fire and Police Commission: Fire Department and Police Department
ARTICLE 9: FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY
ARTICLE 10: HOUSING CODE SECTION
ARTICLE 10A: HOUSING CODE FOR NON-OWNER OCCUPIED DWELLINGS
ARTICLE 10-A: BUREAU OF INSPECTION
ARTICLE 11: LICENSES
ARTICLE 12: MISDEMEANORS
ARTICLE 13: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 14: PLAN COMMISSION
ARTICLE 15: PLUMBING CODE OF THE CITY OF MT. VERNON
ARTICLE 16 WATER SYSTEM AND SEWER SYSTEM
ARTICLE 16A: FATS, OILS, GREASES AND OTHER SUBSTANCES SEWER CONTROL ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16 B: MOUNT VERNON PRETREATMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 17: SUBDIVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: TRAFFIC, STREETS, PARKING AND PARKING METERS
ARTICLE 19: MOBILE HOME STANDARDS
ARTICLE 19A: MANUFACTURED HOME DEVELOPMENT
ARTICLE 19B: TRAVEL TRAILER, DEPENDENT MOBILE HOME, AND TRAVEL TRAILER PARKS
ARTICLE 20: STORM DRAINAGE AND SEDIMENT CONTROL
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ARTICLE 22: GENERAL PROVISIONS, TITLE, AMENDMENTS, DEFINITIONS, REPEALER SEPARABILITY, AND PENALTY
ARTICLE 23: MT. VERNON MUNICIPAL AND SERVICE OCCUPATION TAX
ARTICLE 24: MOTOR FUEL TAX
ARTICLE 24A: MOTOR FUEL TAX - DIESEL
ARTICLE 25: REGULATION OF THE PLANNING, MAINTENANCE, AND REMOVAL OF TREES, SHRUBS, AND OTHER PLANTS
ARTICLE 26: SIMPLIFIED MUNICIPAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS TAX RATE CHANGE
ARTICLE 27: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO LOCALLY IMPOSED AND ADMINISTERED TAX RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 28: MOTEL AND HOTEL TAXES
ARTICLE 29: OFFICIALS’ AND EMPLOYEES’ ETHICS ACT
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 31: FOOD AND BEVERAGE TAX
ARTICLE 32: DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK DINING
ARTICLE 33: REGULATIONS FOR JAYCEE LAKE AND MILLER LAKE
ARTICLE 34: AMUSEMENT TAXES
ARTICLE 35: MUNICIPAL CANNABIS RETAILERS’ OCCUPATION TAX
INDEX
CHAPTER 161: ZONING
Section
General Provisions
   161.001   Statement legislative intent
   161.002   Short title
   161.003   Territorial limits of ordinance
   161.004   Establishments of districts: provision for official zoning map
   161.005   Rules for interpretation of district boundaries
   161.006   Schedule of district regulations
   161.007   Application of regulations
   161.008   Provisions of ordinance declared to be minimum requirements
   161.009   Complaints regarding violations
   161.010   Airport height regulations
   161.011   Separability clause
   161.012   Repeal of conflicting ordinances: effective date
Non-Conforming Lots, Non-Conforming Uses of Land, Non-Conforming Structures,
Non-Conforming Uses of Structures and Premises, Non-Conforming Characteristics of Use
and Non-Conforming Signs
   161.025   Intent
   161.026   Non-conforming lots of record
   161.027   Non-conforming uses of land (or land with minor structures only)
   161.028   Non-conforming structures
   161.029   Non-conforming use of structures or of structures and premises in combination
   161.030   Repairs and maintenance
   161.031   Non-conforming signs shall be amortized
   161.032   Conditional uses shall not be non-conforming uses
Supplementary District Regulations
   161.045   Visibility at intersections in residential districts
   161.046   Fences, walls, and hedges
   161.047   Accessory buildings
   161.048   Erection of more than one principal structure on a lot
   161.049   Exceptions to height regulations
   161.050   Structures to have access
   161.051   Major recreational equipment
   161.052   Parking and storage of certain vehicles
Shipping Containers
   161.065   Definitions
   161.066   Shipping container use
   161.067   Building or construction component
   161.068   Accessory structure
   161.069   Nonconforming structure permit
   161.070   Temporary use
   161.071   Violations
Administration and Enforcement - Building Permits and Certificates Of Zoning Compliance
   161.085   Administration and enforcement
   161.086   Building permits required
   161.087   Application for building permit
   161.088   Certificates of zoning compliance for new, altered, or non-conforming uses
   161.089   Expiration of building permit
   161.090   Construction and use to be provided in applications, plans, permits and certificates of zoning compliance
   161.091   Storm waster detention plans
Zoning and Planning Commission Board: Establishment and Procedure
   161.105   Establishment
   161.106   Membership and terms
   161.107   Proceedings of the Board of Appeals
   161.108   Hearings, appeals, decisions, notice
   161.109   Stay of proceedings
Board of Appeals: Powers and Duties
   161.120   Powers and duties
Zoning and Planning Commission: Power and Duties for Conditional Use
   161.135   Generally
   161.136   Application and procedure
   161.137   Findings
   161.138   Final decision
Amendments
   161.150   Generally
   161.151   Application and procedure
Appeals from Board of Appeals, Planning Commission and City Council
   161.165   General provisions
Duties of the City Manager, Board of Appeals, Planning Commission and City Council
   161.180   General provisions
Schedule of Fees, Charges, Expenses
   161.195   General provisions
Definitions and Illustrations
   161.210   Definitions
   161.211   Illustrations
Permits for Signs and Fees
   161.225   Permits
   161.226   Signs not subject to a permit
   161.227   Fees for sign permit and sign transfer permit
Sign Regulations
   161.240   Jurisdiction and scope
   161.241   Administration
   161.242   Definitions
   161.243   Typical on-premise sign types
   161.244   Sign areas computational methodology/ground signs
   161.245   Sign face area
   161.246   Height of signs
   161.247   Prohibited signs
   161.248   Removal of prohibited signs
   161.249   Signs in R-1, R-2, R-M2, R-MH and R-3 Residential Zoning Districts
   161.250   Standards in A-G, F-P, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-PL, I-1, I-2, I-A, IPCA-PUD Zoning Districts
   161.251   Additional regulations in all districts
   161.252   Sign regulations for sexually oriented business
   161.253   Electronic message centers
   161.254   Sign illumination standards
   161.255   Nonconforming signs
   161.256   Electrical regulations applying to all signs
   161.257   Maintenance requirements
   161.258   Off-premise signs
Conditional Sign Permit
   161.270   Conditional sign
   161.271   Conditional sign permit
   161.272   Procedure for conditional sign permit
   161.273   Application and procedure
   161.274   Findings
   161.275   Final decision
Performance Standards
   161.290   Generally
   161.291   Low and Medium Density Planned Unit Developments (R-1) and (R-2)
   161.292   High Density Planned Unit Developments (R-3)
   161.293   Planned Manufactured Home Developments (R-MH)
   161.294   Light Industrial uses (I-1)
   161.295   General Industrial uses (I-2)
Schedule of District Regulations
   161.310   General provisions
   161.311   Land use districts listed
   161.312   A-G General Agriculture
   161.313   F-P Flood Plain
   161.314   R-1 Low Density Residential
   161.315   R-2 Medium Density Residential
   161.316   R-M2 Medium Density Residential and Mobile Home
   161.317   R-3 High Density Residential
   161.318   R-MH Planned Manufactured/Mobile Home
   161.319   B-1 Primary Business
   161.320   B-2 Secondary Business
   161.321   B-3 Interchange Business
   161.322   B-PL Planned Business
   161.323   I-1 Light Industrial
   161.324   I-2 General Industrial
   161.325   I-A Industrial - Agriculture Land
   161.326   IPCA-PUD Industrial Park Conservation Area-Planned Unit Development (Commercial Design Standards for IPCA-PUD)
Development in Flood Plain (Special Flood Hazard) Areas
   161.340   Purpose
   161.341   Definitions
   161.342   Base flood elevation
   161.343   Duties of the Building Official
   161.344   Development permit
   161.345   Preventing increased flood heights and resulting damages
   161.346   Protecting buildings
   161.347   Subdivision requirements
   161.348   Public health and other standards
   161.349   Carrying capacity and notification
   161.350   Variances
   161.351   Disclaimer of liability
   161.352   Penalty
   161.353   Abrogation and greater restrictions
   161.354   Severability
Zoning, Siting Location and Design Regulations for Wireless Communication Facilities
   161.365   Purpose and scope
   161.366   Definitions
   161.367   Exemptions
   161.368   General provisions
   161.369   Wireless communication facility locations
   161.370   Site development standards
   161.371   Co-location
   161.372   Facility removal
   161.373   Electromagnetic field (EMF) standards compliance
   161.374   Application requirements
   161.375   Permit limitations
   161.376   Fees
   161.377   Rules and regulations of the city
   161.378   Severability
Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Ordinance Providing for the Regulation of and
Application for Small Wireless Facilities
   161.390   Preamble
   161.391   Purpose and scope
   161.392   Definitions
   161.393   Regulation of small wireless facilities
   161.394   Dispute resolution
   161.395   Indemnification
   161.396   Insurance
   161.397   Severability
Zoning Regulations for Bed and Breakfast Establishments
   161.410   Regulations for bed and breakfast establishments
   Appendix A:   Commercial Design Handbook