City of Lewes, DE
Sussex County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lewes 7-9-1979; amended in its entirety 10-13-2011. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusement parks — See Ch. 56.
Beaches — See Ch. 63.
Building construction — See Ch. 70.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 73.
Docks — See Ch. 86.
Dwelling units — See Ch. 90.
Storage of gasoline — See Ch. 108.
Junkyards — See Ch. 115.
Massage parlors — See Ch. 125.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 148.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 170.
Trailers and trailer parks — See Ch. 175.
197a Table of Permitted Uses 197b Table of Dim Regs for Zones 197c Table of Dim Regs for R5 197d Table of Dim Regs for Nonres 197e Table of Dim Regs for Acc Bldgs 197f Table of Permitted Projections
Article I General Provisions

§ 197-1 Title.

§ 197-2 Authority.

§ 197-3 Purposes.

§ 197-4 Applicability.

§ 197-5 Components.

§ 197-6 Compliance required.

§ 197-7 Provisions are minimum requirements.

§ 197-8 References to other codes, ordinances, and regulations.

§ 197-9 Interpretation of language.

§ 197-10 Interpretation of Zoning Map.

§ 197-11 Interpretation of uses.

§ 197-12 Relationship to subdivision and land development.

§ 197-13 Relationship to prior zoning ordinances.

§ 197-14 Relationship to other regulations.

§ 197-15 Relationship to private agreements.

§ 197-16 Annexation.

§ 197-17 Severability.

Article II Administrative Responsibilities

§ 197-18 Planning commission.

§ 197-19 Board of adjustment.

§ 197-20 Historic Preservation Commission.

§ 197-21 Commercial Architectural Review Commission.

§ 197-22 Building Official.

§ 197-23 Mayor and City Council.

Article III Zoning districts (zones)

§ 197-24 Open Space Zone.

§ 197-25 Suburban Zone.

§ 197-26 Residential Low-Density Zone.

§ 197-27 Residential Low-Density (Historic) Zone.

§ 197-28 Residential Beach Zone.

§ 197-29 Residential Beach (Historic) Zone.

§ 197-30 Residential Medium-Density Zone.

§ 197-31 Residential Medium-Density (Historic) Zone.

§ 197-32 Mixed Residential Zone.

§ 197-33 Limited Commercial Zone.

§ 197-34 Limited Commercial (Historic) Zone.

§ 197-35 Cultural/Historic Zone.

§ 197-36 Community Facilities Zone.

§ 197-37 Community Facilities (Educational) Zone.

§ 197-38 Community Facilities (Health Care) Zone.

§ 197-39 Town Center Zone.

§ 197-40 Town Center (Historic) Zone.

§ 197-41 Marine Commercial Zone.

§ 197-42 General Commercial Zone.

§ 197-43 Industrial Zone.

Article IV Use Regulations

§ 197-44 Permitted uses and structures.

§ 197-45 Home-based businesses.

§ 197-46 Accessory uses.

§ 197-47 Temporary uses.

§ 197-48 Prohibited uses in all zoning districts.

Article V Dimensional Regulations

§ 197-49 OS, R-1, R-2, R-2(H), R-3, R-4 and R-4(H) Zones.

§ 197-50 R-5, LC and LC(H) Zones.

§ 197-51 Nonresidential zones.

§ 197-52 Accessory buildings and structures.

§ 197-53 Yards.

§ 197-54 Fences, walls, hedges, and shrubbery.

§ 197-55 Building height.

Article VI Historic District Requirements

§ 197-56 Applicability; purpose; definitions.

§ 197-57 Historic Preservation Commission composition; qualifications; appointment.

§ 197-58 Procedures.

§ 197-59 Criteria; standards.

Article VII Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 197-60 Purposes and scope.

§ 197-61 Off-street parking.

§ 197-62 Off street loading.

Article VIII Signs and Billboards

§ 197-63 Purpose.

§ 197-64 Definitions.

§ 197-65 Signs exempted in all districts.

§ 197-66 Signs prohibited in all districts.

§ 197-67 General provisions for all zoning districts.

§ 197-68 Signs permitted in all zoning districts.

§ 197-69 Sign regulations by zoning district.

§ 197-70 Nonconforming signs, billboards or advertising signs; removal.

§ 197-71 Sign permits.

Article IX Environmental Protection Regulations

§ 197-72 Purposes and applicability.

§ 197-73 Floodplains.

§ 197-74 Wetlands.

§ 197-75 Water resources protection areas; Source Water Protection Overlay.

§ 197-76 Drainage.

§ 197-77 Permanent stormwater management.

§ 197-78 Erosion and sediment control.

Article X Streets and Other Infrastructure

§ 197-79 Streets and roads.

§ 197-80 Water supply and distribution.

§ 197-81 Sewage collection and disposal.

§ 197-82 Electricity.

§ 197-83 Other utilities.

Article XI Nonconforming Situations

§ 197-84 Definition; intent.

§ 197-85 Nonconforming lots.

§ 197-86 Nonconforming buildings and structures.

§ 197-87 Nonconforming uses.

§ 197-88 Nonconforming uses of land and buildings.

§ 197-89 Nonconforming signs and billboards.

Article XII Administrative Reviews, Variances, and Special Exceptions

§ 197-90 Application and public hearing.

§ 197-91 Administrative review; appeal of administrative decisions and determinations.

§ 197-92 Variances.

§ 197-93 Special exceptions.

Article XIII Conditional Uses

§ 197-94 Definition.

§ 197-95 Application and review process.

§ 197-96 Required findings.

§ 197-97 Relationship to development plan approval.

§ 197-98 Duration; expiration.

Article XIV Development Plans, Certificates, and Permits

§ 197-99 Purpose.

§ 197-100 Development plan approval.

§ 197-101 Zoning compliance report.

§ 197-102 Temporary use permit.

§ 197-103 Sign permits.

Article XV Amendment and Enforcement

§ 197-104 Text and map amendments.

§ 197-105 Violations and penalties.

Article XVI Definitions

§ 197-106 Definitions.

Article XVII Small Wind Energy Systems

§ 197-107 Applicability.

§ 197-108 Definitions.

§ 197-109 General requirements.

§ 197-110 General siting standards.

§ 197-111 Design standards.

§ 197-112 Safety.

§ 197-113 Monitoring and maintenance.