26.0303 Definitions.

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For the purposes of this chapter:

(1) “Accessory building” means a detached subordinate building located on the same lot with a main building, the use of which is customarily secondary to that of the main building or to the use of the land.

(2) “Apartment house” means the same as “multiple dwelling”.

(3) “Board” means the Zoning Board.

(4) “Building” means any structure built for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or property of any kind.

(5) “Dwelling” means a building or portion thereof designed exclusively for residential occupancy, including one-family, two-family and multiple dwellings, but not including hotels.

(6) “Dwelling unit” means one or more rooms and a single kitchen in a dwelling, designed as a unit for occupancy by one family for living and sleeping purposes.

(7) “Home occupation” means an occupation, carried on by occupants of a dwelling as a secondary use of such dwelling, in connection with which there is no display, stock-in-trade or commodity sold on the premises, and no other person employed.

(8) “Hotel” means any building containing space or rooms intended or designed to be used, or which is used, rented, or hired out to be occupied, or which is occupied for sleeping and/or eating purposes by transient guests.

(9) “Lot” means a parcel of land occupied or to be occupied by a use or building, and accessory buildings and uses, together with such yards, open spaces and lot area as are required by this chapter, and having frontage on a street or public thoroughfare.

(10) “Multiple dwelling” means a building containing 3 or more dwelling units.

(11) “Nonconforming building” means a building or structure which does not conform to the regulations of this chapter and which lawfully existed at the time the regulations with which it does not conform became effective.

(12) “Nonconforming use” means a use of a building or land which does not conform to the regulations of this chapter and which lawfully existed at the time the regulations with which it does not conform became effective.

(13) “One-family dwelling” means a detached building containing only 1 dwelling unit.

(14) “Private automobile parking area” means an open area, located on the same lot with a dwelling or hotel, for parking automobiles of the occupants of such building.

(15) “Public automobile parking area” means an open area, other than a street or private automobile parking area, designed to be used for the parking of 2 or more automobiles.

(16) “Story” means that portion of a building between the ground or the surface of any floor and the surface or the floor or ceiling next above it.

(17) “Structure” means anything constructed or erected on the ground or attached to some-thing having a location on the ground.

(18) “Use” means the purpose for which land or a building is arranged, designed or intended or for which either land or a building is or may be occupied or maintained.

(19) “Yard” means an open space on a lot, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward, except as otherwise provided in is chapter.

History: 1965, PL 9-19.