In the Spotlight
The Zoning Ordinance was enacted in 1952 to ensure that private land is used in a manner that enhances the quality of life, promotes growth and development while preserving and protecting our environment.
The Zoning Ordinance can be reviewed at your local library or by using the online County Code Library.
The Zoning Enforcement Section of the Office of Planning and Zoning is charged with enforcing the Zoning Ordinance, which requires that all investigations be initiated by a written complaint. The staff consists of inspectors, a supervisor and clerical support staff.
After a complaint is assigned, a Zoning Enforcement Inspector visits the site to determine if a violation exists. If a violation exists, the property owner is given written notification by mail of the violation and specific action that must be taken to correct the violation within a specific time frame.