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 copy on a CD. 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

 

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

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

Pages 61-108

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

Pages 109-170

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

Pages 171-234

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

Pages 235-308

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

Pages 309-330

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

Pages 331-360

Part 8

- Section 7 - Floodplain
- Section 8 - Forest Conservation
- Section 9 - Erosion & Sediment Control
- Section 10 - Stormwater Management
- Section 11 - County-wide Standards for Utility-Scale Solar Energy Systems

Pages 361-404.10

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

Pages 405-444

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

Pages 445-490