Land Use Ordinance

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On December 3, 2002 the County Commissioners adopted a new Land Use Ordinance that required amendments by the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission. The amendments were adopted by the County Commissioners on August 19, 2003 and the new Land Use Ordinance became effective on October 3, 2003.

Copies of the Land Use Ordinance are available for purchase from the Department of Planning and Zoning for $30.00 for a printed copy or $15.00 for a digital copy. Copies of the text are also available for review at the Kent County Public Library in Chestertown and at all Town Offices.

Complete document, as amended, file size is 2.1 MB

 

Part 1

Article I - Title & Applicability
Article II - Purpose
Article III - Districts & District Maps
Article IV - General Provisions
Article V - District Regulations
- Section 1 - Agricultural Zoning District
- Section 2 - Resource Conservation District
- Section 3 - Rural Character District

Pages 1-60

File Size: 271 KB

Part 2 - Section 4 - Rural Residential
- Section 5 - Critical Area Residential
- Section 6 - Community Residential

Pages 61-108

File Size: 183 KB

Part 3 - Section 7 - Village District
- Section 8 - Intense Village
- Section 9 - Intense Village Critical Area

Pages 109-170

File Size: 230 KB

Part 4 - Section 10 - Crossroads Commercial
- Section 11 - Commercial
- Section 12 - Commercial Critical Area
- Section 13 - Marine

Pages 171-234

File Size: 236 KB

Part 5 - Section 14 - Employment Center
- Section 15 - Industrial
- Section 16 - Industrial Critical Area - LDA
- Section 17 - Industrial Critical Area

Pages 235-308

File Size: 277 KB

Part 6 Article VI - Special Provisions
- Section 1 - Parking & Loading
- Section 2 - Signs
- Section 3 - Supplementary Regulations
- Section 4 - Shoreline Cliff

Pages 309-330

File Size: 68 KB

Part 7 - Section 5 - Site Plan Review
- Section 6 - Subdivision

Pages 331-360

File Size: 112 KB

Part 8 - Section 7 - Floodplain
- Section 8 - Forest Conservation
- Section 9 - Erosion & Sediment Control
- Section 10 - Stormwater Management

Pages 361-404.6

File Size: 190 KB

Part 9 Article VII - Special Exceptions
Article VIII - Nonconformities
Article IX - Variances & Waivers

Pages 405-444

File Size: 165 KB

Part 10 Article X - Boards & Commissions
Article XI - Definitions
Article XII - Administration

Pages 445-490

File Size: 454 KB