My business does not conform to the current zoning...what should I do?
If the business use was started as a legal use and zoning regulations have since changed, the business is still permitted to operate in its current fashion. The use would be considered a legal nonconforming use. However there are limitations relative to the future such as expansion, rebuilding or otherwise modification of the use.

If you are proposing to locate a business where the use is not supported by the Zoning Ordinance, you may want to consider rezoning the property to a district that accommodates that particular use. Consult the Land Use Plan to verify if the plan supports the proposed rezoning.

The Land Use Plan designates areas as residential, commercial, industrial, or a mix of those uses for all portions of the city and Urban Growth Boundary. You will need to verify what the Land Use Plan calls for in that location. It is possible that the location of your business could be designated for residential use currently or in the future and not suitable for rezoning to a commercial use.

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4. Who is on the Planning Commission?
5. Who is on the Board of Zoning Appeals?
6. Where can I find parcel information for my property?
7. What is my property zoned and what can I build on it?
8. What can a building or property be used for?
9. Is my property in the floodplain?
10. What is a Land Use Plan?
11. What is an Urban Growth Boundary?
12. How do I rezone my property?
13. What is the process for annexation or rezoning?
14. My house is zoned commercially, what happens if it burns down?
15. My business does not conform to the current zoning...what should I do?
16. What is a non-conforming use?
17. What is a non-complying structure?
18. What does it mean to be legal non-conforming?
19. What is the Major Thoroughfare Plan?
20. What is the process for subdividing my property?
21. What is the process for Site Plan approval?
22. What is a Specific Plan District (SP) and what is the process for approval?
23. When is Planning Commission approval required?
24. Is there a maximum size for accessory structures?
25. What is a "setback?"
26. How do I measure the setback?
27. Is a permit required to install a fence?
28. How long is a Use on Appeal good for?
29. Can the Board of Zoning Appeals grant a variance to allow a use that is not permitted in a particular zone?
30. Can I operate a business from my home?
31. Does the City enforce restrictive covenants?