COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING
Definition of terms.
Appointment of county planning commission--Number of members--Acting as
Term of office of appointed commission members--Removal for cause--Ex officio
Meetings of planning commission.
Per diem and expenses of commission.
Information furnished by public officials--Examinations and surveys--General
powers of commission.
Employment of planning staff--Contracts for planning services.
Joint planning by counties--Sharing of expenses--Objectives of joint planning.
Grants from and agreements with federal and state agencies.
Contracts to provide planning and zoning services to municipalities--Municipal
powers exercised by county board.
Joint county-municipal planning activities--County planning commission as
municipal planning commission.
Funds, equipment, and accommodations provided by county--Expenses of planning
Temporary zoning controls--Purpose--Notice and public hearing required--Duration
Injunction available against temporary zoning control--Grounds for injunction.
Preparation of comprehensive county plan and official controls--Municipalities
Purposes of comprehensive county plan.
Adoption of zoning ordinance.
Division of county into zoning districts--Matters regulated--Special considerations.
Highway, road and street maps--Features included--Setbacks.
Maps for public buildings and facilities--Protection of future sites.
Land development and subdivision regulations--Dedications for public purposes.
Permanent subdivision ordinances enacted by county commissioners--Counties with
comprehensive plans exempted--Notice and hearing requirements.
Ordinance authorizing conditional use of real property--Content--Approval or
disapproval of request.
Conditional use defined.
Process for certification of certain conditional uses upon meeting specified criteria.
Planning commission hearings--Notice--Recommendations.
Publication of notice of hearing.
Action upon comprehensive plan by resolution or ordinance--Majority vote of board
Coordinating comprehensive plan with federal resource management plans.
Filing of board action adopting comprehensive plan--Publication of notice of fact of
Referendum on comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, or subdivision ordinance--Land uses suspended until referendum completed.
Revision of plan, zoning ordinance, or subdivision ordinance after rejection by
Construction to be approved by planning commission when covered by
comprehensive plan--County commissioners overruling commission's disapproval.
Approval by failure of planning commission to act in time--Exception if longer
Enforcement provided by county commissioners.
Continuance of nonconforming uses permitted--Discontinuance.
Regulations for control and elimination of nonconforming uses--Continuation of
existing uses--Gradual elimination of discontinued nonconforming uses.
Changes in comprehensive county plan--Initiation by board or petition of landowners.
Petition by individual landowner for change in zoning--Notice to abutting and
adjoining landowners--Notice to county auditor of adjacent county.
Public hearing on petition by landowners--Consideration and recommendation by
county planning commission.
Sign to notify public about petition and hearing on zoning change or conditional use
Hearing on proposed change--Notice.
Adoption or rejection by board--Publication--Referendum provisions applicable.
Preparation by county commission of municipal plans and ordinances--Adoption by
Municipal planning and zoning powers unimpaired--Area of joint zoning authority.
Injunction proceedings to prevent or abate violations.
Mandamus proceedings instituted by taxpayer.
Special zoning area--Establishment or enlargement--Prohibition where
comprehensive plans or zoning ordinances adopted.
Proposed special zoning area defined.
Survey and map of territory to be zoned--Affidavit.
Public examination of survey and map.
Verified petition--Signatures required--Filing--Proposal by board resolution--Notice--Hearing.
Order declaring territory a special zoning area with voters' assent--Notice of election.
Notice by publication and by posting.
Judges of election appointed--Election costs and supplies.
Form of ballot--Majority vote required.
Verified statement of number of ballots and votes--Hearing on board proposal--Order
incorporating special zoning area.
Referendum on incorporation of special zoning area.
Special zoning area commission or planning and zoning commission to have
Special zoning area commission member appointment--Terms--Removal.
County funds authorized for payment of costs.
Appointment of board of adjustment or commission as board of adjustment--Rules--Variances to terms of ordinance.
Board of adjustment--Composition--Vacancies--Alternates.
Meetings of board of adjustment--Powers of chair--Meetings public.
Minutes of board meetings--Filing--Destruction of records.
Powers of board of adjustment.
Board of adjustment--Rules.
Appeal to board of adjustment--Notice of appeal--Records transmitted--Expedited
Stay of proceedings pending appeal--Exceptions.
Public hearing of appeal--Notice.
Decisions of board.
Two-thirds majority required.
County commissioners as board of adjustment--Powers and duties--Chair--Two-thirds majority required.
Petition to court contesting decision of board.
Writ of certiorari to board to review decision--Time limit--Writ not stay of
Board may return certified copies of papers--Grounds of decision set forth.
Court may take evidence.
Court may reverse or affirm decision of board--Costs.
Cement Plant Commission property zoned as private business.