Dorchester County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Dorchester County 11-24-1998 by Ord. No. 259.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Agricultural land preservation — See Ch. 60.
Agricultural use — See Ch. 62.
Building code — See Ch. 65.
Forest conservation standards — See Ch. 96.
Forestry — See Ch. 97.
Grading, erosion and sediment control — See Ch. 100.
Uniform numbering system — See Ch. 118.
Right to farm — See Ch. 127.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 134.
Streets, roads and driveways — See Ch. 137.
Subdivision regulations — See Ch. 140.
155a Permitted Uses by Zoning District 155b Density Lot Size Bulk 155c Permitted and Regulated Signs
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former Ch. 155, Zoning, adopted 1-20-1976 by Ord. No. 18, as amended. Ordinance No. 259 also provided that it shall take effect 1-1-1999 and that "all building permits issued before 1-1-1999 and all special exceptions granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals before 1-1-1999 shall be subject to the law and regulations existing prior to the adoption of this ordinance and not subject to this new Chapter 155."
Article I General regulations

§ 155-1 Purpose

§ 155-2 Provisions considered minimum.

§ 155-3 Interpretation and enforcement; duties of County Council.

§ 155-4 Schedule of fees and charges.

§ 155-5 Amendments.

§ 155-6 Requirements for public notices.

§ 155-7 Compliance with ordinance required.

§ 155-8 Building permits

§ 155-9 Essential services.

§ 155-10 Applicability of provisions.

§ 155-11 Violations, inspection and penalties.

Article II Definitions

§ 155-12 Word usage.

§ 155-13 Terms defined.

Article III Planning Commission; Director of Planning

§ 155-14 Membership; terms; removal from office; vacancies; compensation.

§ 155-15 Organization; meetings; adoption of rules and regulations; maintenance of records.

§ 155-16 Duties.

§ 155-17 Office of Director of Planning established.

Article IV Board of Zoning Appeals

§ 155-18 Membership; terms; removal from office; vacancies; compensation.

§ 155-19 Organization; quorum; adoption of rules and regulations; maintenance of records.

§ 155-20 Powers and duties.

Article V Appeals and Applications

§ 155-20.1 Appeals from Director of Planning's calculation of building excise tax.

§ 155-21 Filing.

§ 155-22 Hearings; notification.

§ 155-23 Calendar of the Board.

§ 155-24 Advice from Planning Commission.

§ 155-25 Stay of proceedings.

§ 155-26 Withdrawal; subsequent appeals or reapplication.

§ 155-27 Appeals to courts.

Article VI Official Zoning Maps

§ 155-28 Adoption; filing of copies.

§ 155-29 Changes or modifications.

§ 155-30 Replacement; preservation of original.

§ 155-31 Interpretation of district boundary lines.

Article VII District Regulations

§ 155-32 Zoning districts designated.

§ 155-33 Purpose and intent of zoning districts.

§ 155-34 District regulations.

§ 155-35 HP Historic Preservation District.

§ 155-36 AP Airport Protection District.

§ 155-37 Floodplain Management District.

§ 155-38 CA Critical Area Protection District.

§ 155-39 Economic and Employment District (EE).

§ 155-40 Solid Waste Overlay District (SW).

Article VIII Site Plans and Other Land Development Regulations

§ 155-41 Purpose; when required; types of site plan.

§ 155-42 Preliminary site plan submission requirements.

§ 155-43 Full site plan submission requirements.

§ 155-44 Approval procedures.

§ 155-45 Effect of approval; filing of copies; appeals.

§ 155-46 Revisions to approved site plans.

§ 155-47 Traffic visibility; sight distance.

§ 155-48 Access to lots.

§ 155-49 Landscaping and planting.

Article IX Supplementary Use Regulations

§ 155-50 Supplementary use regulations.

Article X Supplementary Bulk Regulations

§ 155-51 Lot and yard requirements.

§ 155-52 Height limitations.

Article XI Parking And Loading

§ 155-53 Applicability.

§ 155-54 Location of required parking and loading facilities.

§ 155-55 Design and layout of parking and vehicle circulation areas.

§ 155-56 Minimum parking and loading requirements.

§ 155-57 Loading facilities.

§ 155-58 Table of Minimum Required Parking Spaces by Use.

Article XII Signs

§ 155-59 Purpose.

§ 155-60 General regulations.

§ 155-61 Application; required information.

§ 155-62 Removal of signs.

§ 155-63 Permitted signs.

Article XIII Nonconforming Situations

§ 155-64 Intent.

§ 155-65 Determination of nonconforming situations.

§ 155-66 Replacement of damaged nonconforming uses or structures.

§ 155-67 Expansion or modification of nonconforming uses or structures.

§ 155-68 Discontinuance of existing nonconforming uses and nonconforming structures.

§ 155-69 Nonconforming lots and parcels.

§ 155-70 Creation of nonconforming lot; continuance of uses permitted by special exception.

Article XIV Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreement

§ 155-71 General provisions.