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PREFACE
Chapter C HOME RULE CHARTER
Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 5 ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
Chapter 14 AUTHORITIES
Chapter 23 BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS
Chapter 36 FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES
Chapter 51 INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
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Chapter 77 POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chapter 91 SALARIES AND COMPENSATION
Chapter 120 ALARM SYSTEMS
Chapter 127 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Chapter 141 ANIMALS
Chapter 166 CABLE TELEVISION
Chapter 173 COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY CODE
Chapter 180 CONSTRUCTION CODES
Chapter 185 CONVERSION THERAPY
Chapter 188 CURFEW
Chapter 201 ELECTRIC SERVICE
Chapter 212 FEES
Chapter 219 FIREARMS
Chapter 225 FIREWORKS
Chapter 231 FIRE INSURANCE PROCEEDS
Chapter 237 FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION
Chapter 251 FOOD CODE
Chapter 272 GRAFFITI
Chapter 288 HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter 295 HISTORICAL AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
Chapter 302 HOUSE NUMBERING
Chapter 308 HOUSING
Chapter 325 LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 328 LEAD-BASED PAINT
Chapter 332 LIBRARY
Chapter 339 LICENSES AND PERMITS
Chapter 346 LITTER AND ADVERTISING MATERIAL
Chapter 353 LOITERING AND PANHANDLING
Chapter 364 MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Chapter 378 MUNICIPAL CLAIMS AND LIENS
Chapter 387 NOISE
Chapter 396 PARKS AND RECREATION
Chapter 403 PAWNBROKERS
Chapter 410 PEDDLING AND SOLICITING
Chapter 424 POLES
Chapter 431 PROPERTY SALES
Chapter 433 PUBLIC ART
Chapter 438 RAIN BARRELS
Chapter 442 RECORDS, PUBLIC ACCESS
Chapter 453 SALES
Chapter 460 SCRAP METAL DEALERS
Chapter 467 SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Chapter 473 SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES
Chapter 479 SIDEWALK CAFES
Chapter 485 SIGNS
Chapter 496 SOLID WASTE
Chapter 502 STORAGE FACILITIES
Chapter 505 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Chapter 508 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter 515 SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 521 SUSTAINABILITY
Chapter 536 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter 540 TATTOO AND PIERCING ESTABLISHMENTS
Chapter 543 TAX ABATEMENTS
Chapter 546 TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
Chapter 549 TAXATION
Chapter 555 TREES
Chapter 564 VEHICLE NUISANCES, STORAGE OF
Chapter 570 VEHICLE REPAIR SHOPS
Chapter 576 VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Chapter 583 VENDING MACHINES
Chapter 600 ZONING
Chapter A610 ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY
Chapter A611 BOND ISSUES AND LOANS
Chapter A612 FRANCHISE AND SERVICES
Chapter A613 GOVERNMENTAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Chapter A614 PLAN APPROVAL
Chapter A615 PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter A616 SEWERS
Chapter A617 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter A618 WATER
Chapter A619 ZONING; PRIOR ORDINANCES
Chapter DT DERIVATION TABLE
Chapter DL DISPOSITION LIST
§ 212-147.  Zoning and Historic Preservation.
[Amended 7-10-2017 by Ord. No. 62-2017; 12-18-2017 by Ord. No. 116-2017; 7-23-2018 by Ord. 23-2018; and 12-28-2020 by Ord. No. 96-2020]
Description
Fee
Description
Fee
   Zoning Permit Application Fees
See “Change in use”
 
Change in use
$120
Building expansion
$120 plus plan review fee
New construction
$120 plus plan review fee
Accessory use, structure or parking area
$120 plus plan review fee
See “Accessory structure (single-family residential)”
 
No-impact home based business
$0
Accessory structure (single-family residential)
$60 plus plan review fee
Accessory paved areas under 160 sq. ft. (single- family residential)
$60 plus plan review fee
Sign
$120 per sign, plus plan review fee
See “Change in use”
 
Temporary zoning permit or extension
$60
Demolition
$60
   Zoning Hearings
See ‘Zoning Permit Application Fees’ above
Variance
$1,200 plus plan review fee
Variance (single-family dwelling-dimensional)
$300 plus plan review fee
See “Variance”
 
See “Special exception”
 
Special exception
$1,200 plus plan review fee
Appeal of zoning officer action
$1,200 plus plan review fee
See “Zoning permit extension”
 
See “Conditional use”
 
Conditional use
$1,200 plus plan review fee
   Site Plan Review Fees
Accessory structure (single-family residential)
$0 first submission
Accessory paved areas under 160 sq. ft. (single- family residential)
$0 first submission
Resubmitted/corrected plan
$120
New construction/building expansion/parking lot
$120
Historic/conservation district (nonresidential/multiunit)
$120
Wireless communications facility
see ‘Wireless Communications Facilities’ below
   Data Requests
Black and white electronic format CD, per tile
$120
Contour data electronic format CD, per tile
$120
Printed format, black and white, per tile
$30
   Wireless Communications Facilities
WCF Application Fee - New Pole or Tower
$1,000
WCF Application Fee - Existing Poles/Towers
$500 (single application including up to 5 WCFs
$100 (per additional WCF)
 
WCF annual right-of-way compensation, per WCF
$270
Access fees for WCF on City-owned real property (not in ROW)
To be determined pursuant to City Purchasing Policy
Applicants shall be responsible to reimburse the municipality for all administrative, legal and engineering review fees for WCF application permits expended by the municipality in excess of the application permit fees listed above.
   Zoning Ordinance/Map Amendments
Zoning ordinance text amendment
$2,000
Zoning map amendment
$2,000
Zoning curative amendment
$2,000
   Other Fees
Zoning verification (standard form)
$60
Zoning verification letter (custom)
$120
Inspection
$120
Zoning permit extension
$60
   Violations
   If application is submitted after a violation is reported and work has already commenced:
Zoning permit application fee
Double the standard fee amount
Certificate of appropriateness application fee (violation)
$100 per violation
Failure to appear/gain access
$250