City of Cortland, NY
Cortland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cortland 12-16-2003 by L.L. No. 4-2003.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Adult entertainment businesses — See Ch. 60.
Harboring of animals — See Ch. 74.
Excavations — See Ch. 127.
Fair housing — See Ch. 131.
Fees — See Ch. 134.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 138.
Junkyards and scrapyards — See Ch. 164.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 220.
Sidewalk cafes — See Ch. 234.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 250.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 258.
300a Appendix A 300b Wellhead Protection Overlay Districts 300c Zoning District Map
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 300, Zoning, adopted 6-6-1978, as amended.
Article I General Provisions

§ 300-1 Title and purpose.

§ 300-2 Definitions and word usage.

§ 300-3 Zoning Map.

§ 300-4 Designation of districts.

§ 300-5 Rules for interpretation of district boundaries.

§ 300-6 Compliance required.

§ 300-7 Accessory buildings, structures and uses.

§ 300-8 Prohibited uses.

§ 300-9 Dwelling restrictions.

§ 300-10 Interpretation; conflict with other laws.

Article II Residential Districts

§ 300-11 R-1 Residential District.

§ 300-12 R-1 District area regulations.

§ 300-13 R-2 Residential District.

§ 300-14 R-2 District area regulations.

§ 300-15 R-3 Residential District.

§ 300-16 R-3 District area regulations.

§ 300-17 R-4 Residential District.

§ 300-18 R-4 District area regulations.

§ 300-19 (Reserved)

Article III Professional Office and Service Districts

§ 300-20 Professional Office District.

§ 300-21 PO District area regulations.

§ 300-22 Service Business District.

§ 300-23 SD District area regulations.

§ 300-24 (Reserved)

Article IV Business Districts

§ 300-25 General Business District.

§ 300-26 GB District area regulations.

§ 300-27 Central Business District.

§ 300-28 CB District area regulations.

§ 300-29 (Reserved)

Article V Industrial District

§ 300-30 General Industrial District.

§ 300-31 GI District area regulations.

§ 300-32 through § 300-39. (Reserved)

Article VI Overlay Districts

§ 300-40 Applicability.

§ 300-41 Historic and/or Architectural Design District.

§ 300-42 Creation of Historic District Commission.

§ 300-43 Requirements to establish historic district or landmark site.

§ 300-44 Designation of historic district or landmark site on Zoning Map; historical resources survey.

§ 300-45 Required project approvals for Historic District.

§ 300-46 Procedure to establish Historic District or landmark site.

§ 300-47 Additional powers of Historic District Commission.

§ 300-48 Historic District permitted uses.

§ 300-49 Historic District area regulations.

§ 300-50 Appeals from decisions of Historic District Commission.

§ 300-51 Floodway Zone District.

§ 300-52 Floodway Zone District definitions.

§ 300-53 Establishment of Floodway District; boundaries.

§ 300-54 Floodway District permitted uses.

§ 300-55 Floodway District area regulations.

§ 300-56 Flood Hazard District.

§ 300-57 Flood Hazard District use and area regulations.

§ 300-58 Administration of Floodway and Flood Hazard Zones.

§ 300-59 Wellhead Protection Overlay District.

Article VII Supplementary Regulations

§ 300-60 Applicability.

§ 300-61 Height exceptions.

§ 300-62 Yard requirement exceptions.

§ 300-63 Lots in two or more districts.

§ 300-64 Front yard depth.

§ 300-65 Required lawns in residential districts.

§ 300-66 Corner lots.

§ 300-67 Garage sales.

§ 300-68 Clear view and vision.

§ 300-69 (Reserved)

Article VIII Parking Spaces, Driving Aisles and Driveways

§ 300-70 Purpose.

§ 300-71 Definitions.

§ 300-72 Curb cut permits.

§ 300-73 Required parking spaces.

§ 300-74 Table of Required Parking.

§ 300-75 Ancillary parking.

§ 300-76 Driveways.

§ 300-77 Required improvements.

§ 300-78 Parking of recreational vehicles.

§ 300-79 (Reserved)

Article IX Fencing

§ 300-80 Fence permits.

§ 300-81 District and use regulations.

§ 300-82 Design standards.

§ 300-83 through § 300-89. (Reserved)

Article X Buffer Strips

§ 300-90 Purpose.

§ 300-91 Definition.

§ 300-92 Required strips.

§ 300-93 Restrictions.

§ 300-94 Landscaping.

§ 300-95 Maintenance.

§ 300-96 Screening required.

§ 300-97 through § 300-99. (Reserved)

Article XI Signs

§ 300-100 Purpose.

§ 300-101 Scope.

§ 300-102 Administration of sign regulations.

§ 300-103 Definitions.

§ 300-104 General standards.

§ 300-105 Prohibited signs.

§ 300-106 General restrictions and standards for specific signs.

§ 300-107 Signs permitted without zoning permit or fee.

§ 300-108 Residential property number required.

§ 300-109 Signs in residential districts.

§ 300-110 Signs in PO District.

§ 300-111 Signs in SD, GB, CB and GI Districts.

§ 300-112 Signs in Historic District.

§ 300-113 Nonconforming signs.

§ 300-114 Penalties for offenses.

§ 300-115 through § 300-119. (Reserved)

Article XII Nonconforming Uses and Structures

§ 300-120 Existing nonconforming uses and structures.

§ 300-121 Status of unlawful lots, buildings, uses or structures.

§ 300-122 Alteration or renovation.

§ 300-123 Involuntary damage.

§ 300-124 Expansion of nonconforming uses.

§ 300-125 Involuntary interruption of nonconforming uses.

§ 300-126 Voluntary abandonment of nonconforming uses.

§ 300-127 Changes in nonconforming uses.

§ 300-128 through § 300-129. (Reserved)

Article XIII Site Plan Review

§ 300-130 Purpose.

§ 300-131 Planning Commission review and approval.

§ 300-132 Actions requiring site plan review; exemptions.

§ 300-133 Procedure.

§ 300-134 Application.

§ 300-135 Considerations; findings; conditions.

§ 300-136 Effect and duration of approval.

§ 300-137 through § 300-139. (Reserved)

Article XIV Zoning Board of Appeals

§ 300-140 Appointment; term; vacancies; party affiliation; qualifications.

§ 300-141 Organization.

§ 300-142 Procedure.

§ 300-143 Appeals procedure.

§ 300-144 Powers of Board.

Article XV Variances

§ 300-145 Area variances.

§ 300-146 Use variances.

§ 300-147 Access ramp variances.

§ 300-148 Conditions on variances.

§ 300-149 (Reserved)

Article XVI Special use permits

§ 300-150 Policy.

§ 300-151 Procedure.

§ 300-152 General findings.

§ 300-153 Additional requirements and conditions for certain uses.

§ 300-154 Expiration.

§ 300-155 Revocation.

§ 300-156 through § 300-159. (Reserved)

Article XVII Property Maintenance

§ 300-160 Intent.

§ 300-161 Protective treatment for exterior surfaces.

§ 300-162 through § 300-169. (Reserved)

Article XVIII Administration, Enforcement and Penalties

§ 300-170 Administration and enforcement.

§ 300-171 Certificates of zoning compliance.

§ 300-172 Penalties for offenses.

§ 300-173 Additional penalties.

§ 300-174 Removal of violations.

§ 300-175 Fees.

§ 300-176 Amendments.

§ 300-177 Severability.