SECTION 201 LANGUAGE AND INTERPRETATIONS
For the purpose of this Local Law, certain terms or words herein shall be interpreted or defined as follows: Words used in the present tense include the future tense. The singular includes the plural. The word “person” includes a corporation as well as an individual. The word “lot” includes “plot” or “parcel.” The term “shall” is always mandatory. The word “used” or “occupied” as applied to any land or building shall be construed to include the words “intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied.”
SECTON 202 DEFINITIONS
Certain words and terms used in this Local Law are defined as follows:
Accessory Building or Use - An accessory building or use is one which is subordinate to and serves a principal building or principal use; is subordinate in area, extent, or purpose to the principal building or principal use served; contributes to the comfort, convenience, or necessity of occupants of the principal building or principal use served; and is located on the same lot as the principal building or principal use served but is not allowed to be located in a front yard.
Accessory Apartment - A secondary apartment developed in an existing single family dwelling.
Accessory Dwelling Unit - Dwellings intended for temporary occupancy including, but not limited to, a travel trailer/motor home, truck camper or tent occupied by persons other than those generally residing in the primary dwelling unit and located on the same parcel as the primary unit.
Agricultural Structure - Any structure used primarily and directly for agricultural activities including, but not limited to, barns, silos, storage sheds, corn cribs, milk houses, and similar structures.
Agriculture, Limited - The production of crops or plants or vines and trees (excluding forestry operations) or the keeping, grazing or feeding of livestock for animal products (including serums), animal increase or value increase provided no substantial odor, noise, or dust is produced within 100 feet of any building on adjacent property.
Airport - Any land or water space frequently used for the landing and takeoff of any aircraft including helicopters. All airports must comply with federal and state regulations and must be approved by the Commissioner of Transportation for New York State.
Alteration - As applied to a building or structure, a change or rearrangement in the structural parts, or in the exit facilities, or an enlargement, whether by extending on a side or increasing in height, or moving from one location or position to another, the term “alter” in its various modes and tenses and in its particular form, refers to the making of an alteration.
Animal, Domestic - For the purposes of this Law, a domestic animal shall include dogs, cats and small caged birds maintained as pets within a residential structure.
Apartment House - A building arrangement intended to be occupied by three or more families living independently of each other. Condominiums and townhouses shall be considered to be apartments.
Area of Special Flood Hazard - The land in the flood plain within the community subject to a 1% or greater chance of flooding in any given year.
Boarding House - Any single-family dwelling unit lived in by a family where, for compensation, guest room lodging is provided. The term Boarding House shall include Rooming House, Lodging House, Bed and Breakfast, and other similar terms.
Buffer - A strip of land, fence, or border of trees, etc., between one use and another which may or may not have trees and shrubs planted for screening purposes, designed to set apart one use area from another. An appropriate buffer may vary depending on uses, districts, size, etc., and shall be determined by the Permitting Board.
Building - Any structure having a roof supported by columns or by four or more independent, non-party walls, and intended for the shelter, housing, or enclosure of persons, animals, or chattel.
Building Area - The total of areas taken on a horizontal plane at the main grade level of the principal building and all accessory buildings exclusive of uncovered porches, terraces, and steps. All dimensions shall be measured between the exterior faces of walls.
Building Line - A line formed by the intersection of a horizontal plane of average grade level and a vertical plane that coincides with the exterior surface of the building or potential building on any side. In case of a cantilevered section of a building or projected roof or porch, the vertical plane will coincide with the most projected surface. All yard requirements are measured to the building line.
Building Permit - See Zoning Permit.
Building Setback Line - An established line within a property defining the minimum required distance between the face of any structure to be erected and the edge of the road of an adjacent highway.
Business/Industry, Limited - A commercial venture which is the primary or major occupant of a structure and possesses the following characteristics: utilizes a maximum of 2,000 square feet of floor space, employs less than five employees, does not generate over 100 vehicles of business per 24-hour period, does not have a substantial effect on the character of the neighborhood, and generates no nuisances (smoke, odor, noise, etc.).
By Right - refers to uses requiring a permit, but with no public hearing required.
Cabin - A structure with accommodations for living and sleeping designed for seasonal occupancy and having a floor area of less than 400 square feet.
Camp - Any area of land and/or water on which is located a cabin, tent, travel trailer, motor home, or other type of shelter suitable and intended for use in a temporary seasonal manner. For the purposes of this Law, no minimum floor space shall be required for a camp structure.
Club - An organization catering exclusively to members and guests including premises and buildings for recreational or athletic purposes which are not conducted primarily for gain, providing there are not conducted any vending stands, merchandising, or commercial activities except as required generally for the convenience of the membership and purposes of such club.
Cluster Development - A development of five acres or more where a developer may elect, after Board approval, to cluster or group his development in return for the permanent creation of common areas. Overall, the density of development remains approximately the same as required by the district area requirements.
Compost - A mixture of decaying organic matter, such as grass, leaves and manure, to be used as fertilizer, for recycling to conserve natural resources.
Conventional Dwelling Unit - See Dwelling Unit.
Day Care Center - A structure, together with its lot, operated on a regular basis for the purpose of providing daytime care for over five children or adults. Similar uses going under names such as Day Nurseries shall, for the purpose of this Law, be considered to be Day Care Centers.
Day Care Center, Limited - Same as Day Care Center except involving care for five or less children or adults.
Day Care Family Home - In accordance with Section 390 of the Social Services Law, an individual’s home used to care for 2 to 6 children away from their homes for less than 24 hours per day for compensation for more than five hours per week. The provider’s own children under six years of age shall be counted toward the maximum number allowed. An annual permit from the Social Services Department is required with the applicant required to verify fitness to care for children, sound health, sufficient finances, an adequate physical plant, etc., in accordance with State regulations in effect.
Deck - An unroofed, open structure projecting from an outside wall of a structure without any form of enclosure.
Development - Any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, including but not limited to buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, paving, excavation, or drilling operations.
Drive-In - Businesses designed to either wholly or partially provide services or products to customers while in automobiles parked on the premises. Examples include, but are not limited to, film shops, drive-in theaters, fast-food restaurants, banks, etc.
Dry Hydrant - A pipeline capable of transporting water on a year-round basis from a pond, lake, or other water source to a hydrant. The water is not under pressure and thus, to be utilized for fire fighting purposes, must be properly engineered such that a pumper truck can successfully draw sufficient water volume from the hydrant.
Duplex - A dwelling structure arranged, intended, or designed to be occupied by 2 families living independently of each other.
Dwelling Unit - One or more rooms providing living facilities, including equipment and provisions for cooking, for a single household including one or more persons living as a family. Dwelling units shall be categorized by four construction types:
A. Conventional - A permanent single- or multiple-family dwelling unit which is built on site using conventional “stick” construction techniques among others. Included in this category are pre-cut homes which refers to a conventional dwelling unit built on site utilizing wood framing members that are pre-cut in a factory to the correct lengths but delivered to the building site unassembled. For the purpose of this Law, a pre-cut dwelling unit shall be considered to be the same as a conventional dwelling unit and shall not be considered to be a manufactured home.
B. Modular - A permanent, single- or multiple-family dwelling unit which is brought to the building site as two or more units on a transport trailer. Modular dwelling units have no support frames as found on mobile homes but instead are placed on a separate foundation. Modular dwelling units contain the same utility systems as conventional dwelling units. Modular dwelling units are not designed to be moved after they have been lifted onto a foundation. They are generally a minimum of twenty feet wide.
C. Pre-fabricated - A permanent, single- or multiple-family dwelling unit which is brought to the building site in large sections or panels. Often the doors and windows are factory insulated in the panels with the wall panels designed to be erected immediately after delivery. Pre-fabricated dwelling units are sometimes referred to as panelized units.
D. Mobile Home - A transportable, fully assembled single-family dwelling unit suitable for year-round occupancy. Mobile dwelling units contain the same utility systems (water, waste, electricity) as found in conventional dwelling units. Mobile dwelling units are supported by a chassis which is an integral part of the unit. Mobile dwelling units are not designed to be lived in except when set up on a lot with proper utilities. This includes double wide mobile dwelling units but does not include travel trailers which are self-contained. For the purpose of this Law, mobile homes are listed separately as allowed uses as are conventional (stick built/pre-cut), modular, and pre-fabricated (panelized) dwelling units.
Enforcement Officer – The zoning and or code enforcement officer of the municipality.
Essential Services - The erection, construction, alteration, or maintenance by public utilities or municipal or other governmental agencies of gas, electrical, steam, water, sewage, and communication systems and facilities. Railroad tracks and facilities and bus shelters shall also be considered as providing an essential service.
Family - One or more persons, occupying a dwelling unit and living as a single, non-profit housekeeping unit.
Farm - Any parcel of land which is used to raise/grow agricultural products, livestock, poultry, and/or dairy products with the intent of financial gain. It includes necessary farm structures and the storage of equipment used.
Fence - Any artificially constructed barrier or vegetation barrier, such as a hedge, with the purpose or intent of preventing passage or view, thus providing privacy.
Fire Resistant - Any materials which possess the properties, construction, or assembly qualities which, under fire conditions, prevents or retards the passage of excessive heat, gases or flames, and thus, is not easily ignited.
Flammable - Capable of igniting within five seconds when exposed to flame and continuing to burn.
Floating District - Any zoning district for which district regulations are included in this Law and yet for which no land has initially been designated on the zoning map to be included in said district. Such a district may become a reality through the amendment of the zoning map of the municipality in accordance with the amendment procedures of this Law. The initiation of the designation of such a district may come from residents, the Planning Board, a developer, or the Municipal Board itself, while the decision whether to activate such a district shall be made based upon the need for such a district.
Flood Plain - The areas of special flood hazard identified by the Federal Insurance Administration through a scientific and engineering report entitled “The Flood Insurance Study for the Village of Cassadaga” dated June 1, 1977, with accompanying Flood Insurance Maps and Flood Boundary-Floodway Maps as referenced and incorporated in Local Law 77-2.
Floor Space - The sum of the gross horizontal areas of the floor or floors of a building which are enclosed and usable for human occupancy or the conduct of business. Said areas shall be measured between the outside face of exterior walls or from the center line of walls separating two uses. Said areas shall not include areas below the average level of the adjoining ground, garage space, or accessory building space.
Frontage - The area extending across the entire width of the lot between the building line and the front edge of the road into which space there shall be no extension of building partitions or accessory structures. For parcels adjacent to a lake, the front yard shall consist of the land area between the primary structure and the public or private roadway serving the property.
Garages, Private - A secondary building used in conjunction with a primary building which primarily provides for the storage of motor vehicles and in which no occupation, business, or services for profit are carried on.
Garages, Public - Any garage other than a private garage, operated for gain, available on a rental basis for th storage of motor vehicles, including the supply of gasoline and oil.
Gas Compressor - Any mechanical equipment utilized to cause the movement of natural gas through a transmission line system.
Gas Station - The retail sale of fuel and related oil products as well as minor service repairs and routine maintenance to include oil and tire changes.
General Service Business - See Service Business.
General Wholesale Business - See Wholesale Business.
Gravel Pit/Quarry/Sand Pit - A lot or land or part thereof used for the purpose of extracting stone, gravel, or top soil for sale as an industrial operation and exclusive of the process of grading a lot preparatory to the construction of a building for which application for a building permit has been made.
Gravel Pit, Small - Any gravel pit involving the extraction of less than 1,000 tons annually or approximately 2.6 average trucks weekly.
Heavy Vehicles - Automobile wreckers, commercial trailers, semi-trailers, or any vehicle or truck with three or more axles which is subject to vehicle regulations and state inspections for use on public highways.
Height - The vertical distance from the highest point on a structure (excepting chimneys and other items listed in Article V, Section 504 on “Height”) to the average ground level of the grade where the wall or other structural elements intersect the ground.
Home Occupation - A use conducted within a dwelling and carried on by the inhabitants thereof, which is clearly secondary to the use of the dwelling for dwelling purposes and does not substantially change the character of the residence or the neighborhood. Home occupations shall meet all conditions specified in the section on Home Occupations. In some instances, accessory buildings may be utilized for Home Occupations.
Horticulture, Private - The growing of fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants for one’s own pleasure and use. Also referred to as a private garden.
Household Sale - Household sale for the purpose of this Law shall include lawn sales, patio sales, garage sales, basement sales, flea markets, bazaar, or other similar types of sales. A household sale shall be distinguished from a business in that it involves the infrequent sale of used merchandise which, for private sales, was NOT obtained from outside the household. Non-profit or fraternal organizations, on the other hand, may obtain their sale items from donations received from members or other sources.
Housing, Elderly - Apartments containing eating, sleeping, and living space and designed with elderly, fully independent residents in mind. Generally, these apartments contain smaller than normal floor space, require less parking, and less active recreational area. Additionally, common eating areas are sometimes provided.
Hunting Camp - See Camp.
Industry, General - The manufacture, preparation, processing, milling, or repair of any article, substance or commodity, which involves no dangerous or toxic product or emissions. Additionally, noise, odors, or other nuisances incidental to productions and processing shall be limited to a level which does not affect the use or enjoyment of property outside of the Industrial District.
Junk Car - A motor vehicle (excluding farm vehicle) stored outdoors with no current registration and which is not road worthy.
Junk Yard - Any property primarily used to store items, materials, objects, equipment, or parts thereof that no longer retain their original intended value or usefulness, including things discarded, stored, or thrown away as worn, dismantled, or worthless including, but not limited to, rags, used tires, paper, scrap, metal, cans, construction and demolition materials, fixtures, debris, appliances, rubbish, trash, and inoperable or dismantled vehicles or equipment.
Kennel - Any enterprise engaged in the grooming, boarding, training, raising, or multiple breeding of five or more dogs for a period of over 90 days for profit or pleasure.
Large Group - Any gathering of three hundred or more people occurring on a non-regular basis and involving either the charging of a fee, request for a donation, or sale of products or services.
Loading Space - Space logically and conveniently located exclusively for bulk pickups and deliveries at commercial or industrial structures.
Lot - A parcel of land.
Lot, Coverage - That percentage of the lot which is devoted to building area. District regulations refer to the maximum percentage of the lot area devoted to building area.
Lot, Size - An area of land which is determined by the limits of the lot lines bounding that area and expressed in terms of square feet or acres.
Lot, Width - The horizontal distance between the side lot lines measured at right angles to its depth at the building line.
Manufactured Home - A general category of housing construction denoting single-family detached or attached multiple-family dwelling units which are partially or totally constructed away from the site where they are to be placed for occupancy. Included in this category are mobile homes, modular housing, and panelized (prefabricated) housing.
Mobile Dwelling Unit - See Dwelling Unit.
Mobile Home - See Dwelling Unit.
Mobile Home Park – A parcel of land upon which two or more mobile homes are set up for living purposes. Motor Home - A self-propelled, relatively small temporary living quarter generally used as mobile vacation homes. Motor homes generally have self-contained, independent utility systems.
Motor Vehicle Service Station - Any area of land, including structures therein, that is used for the sale of gasoline or any other motor vehicle fuel and oil and other lubricating substances, including any sale of motor vehicle accessories and which may or may not include facilities for lubricating, washing, or otherwise servicing motor vehicles, but not including the painting thereof by any means, body and fender work, or the dismantling or replacing or engines.
Multiple Dwelling - Three or more dwelling units per building.
Multiple Use Business - A building or buildings in one contiguous location under single ownership which has more than one district business (e.g., restaurant and gift shop) as defined in the allowed uses.
Municipality - Shall mean the Village for which this Law applies.
Non-Conforming Use - That use of a building, structure or land legally existing at the time of enactment of this Zoning Law or amendment thereto and which is not one of those permitted in the district in which it is situated.
Nuisance- A violation of this Law caused by an offensive, annoying, unpleasant or obnoxious use or characteristics of said use which produces effects of such nature or degree that they are detrimental to the health, safety, general welfare, property values, etc., thus resulting in harm or injury to adjacent or nearby properties. Common examples include excessive odors, noise, smoke, vibration, light, runoff, traffic development density, and electronic interference, etc.
Permitting Board – Board given the authority under this law to issue permits.
Professional - An individual person engaged in an occupation or profession requiring specialized skills and knowledge as a result of long and extensive academic preparation. This includes but is not limited to doctors, lawyers, CPAs, engineers, etc.
Property Line - Any line dividing one lot from another.
Public, Quasi - An organization which serves a governmental function but is not a governmental unit per se. A volunteer fire department is an example. Additionally, any use owned or operated by a non-profit or religious organization providing educational, cultural, recreational, religious or similar types of programs.
Recreation, Commercial - Recreational facilities operated as a business and open to the general public for a fee. Recreational facilities shall include, but not be limited to, golf courses, ice skating rinks, and swimming pools.
Recreational Vehicle - A vehicle primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, travel, or camping use which either has its own mode of power or is drawn by another vehicle.
Residence, Multi-Family - A building used or designed for three or more dwelling units including apartment houses, town houses, and condominiums.
Residence, Single-Family Detached - A detached building designed to contain one dwelling unit.
Residence, Two Family - A building containing two dwelling units and designed exclusively for two families living independently of each other or two, one-family dwellings separated by a party wall.
Residential Conversions - The creation of one or more additional dwelling units within an existing residential structure in accordance with conditions set forth in this Law.
Recycle- The process by which waste products are reduced to raw materials or used as is and transformed into new and often different products.
Roadside Stand - A structure (either enclosed or open), a booth, or a transportable vehicle, the purpose of which is for the sale of produce and other farm products to the general public.
Sawmill - Commercial facility containing sawing and planing equipment utilized for the preparation of dimensional lumber used for construction.
Scrap Yard - Any place of storage or deposit of more than eleven square feet, usually of a commercial nature, where metals, glass, rags, etc., are held, whether for the purpose of disposal, reclamation, recycling, or resale of such, including establishments having facilities for processing iron, steel, and non-ferrous scrap for melting purposes.
Section - Unless otherwise noted, section and section numbers shall refer to this Law.
Semi-Public - Places of worship, institutions for the aged and children, non-profit colleges, hospitals, libraries, cemeteries, and institutions of the philanthropic nature.
Senior Citizen Housing - A structure principally used to house senior citizens in which a separate household is established for each family. Nursing homes are not considered to be senior citizen housing.
Setback - Distance measured from the street edge to a structure, sign, etc. For private roads, the front yard setback shall also be the distance from the edge of the traveled portion of the road to the closest point on the structure.
Shopping Center - A group of commercial establishments occupying adjoining structures all of which may be deemed as one building and normally owned/managed as one unit. Off street parking as well as loading/unloading facilities are provided as an integral part of the unit.
Sign - Any structure or part thereof, attached thereto, or painted, or represented thereon, which shall display or include any letter, work, model, banner, flag, pennant, insignia, device or representation used for the purpose of bringing the subject thereof to the attention of the public. The word “sign” does not include the flag or pennant of any nation, state, city, or other political unit, or of any political, educational, charitable, philanthropic, civic, professional, religious, or like organization, or the property thereof.
Sign, Advertising - A sign that offers services or goods produced or available somewhere other than the property on which the sign is located. The words “advertising sign” include the word “billboard.” Neither directional, warning or other signs posted by public officials in the course of their public duty shall be construed as advertising signs.
Sign, Area - The area defined by the frame or edge of a sign. Where there is no geometric frame or edge to the sign, the area shall be defined by a projected, enclosed, four-sided (straight sides) geometric shape that most closely outlines the said sign.
Sign, Business - A sign for permitted use conducted on the premises on which shall identify the written name and/or type of business and/or any trademark of an article for sale or rent on the premises or otherwise call attention to a use conducted on the premises.
Sign, Directional - A sign, which identifies an attraction or activity and provides directional information useful to the traveler in locating the attraction, such as mileage, route numbers, etc.
Sign, Instructional - A sign conveying instructions with respect to the use of the premises, or a portion of the premises on which it is maintained, or a use or practice being conducted on the premises.
Sign, Nameplate - Any sign attached directly to the wall of a building occupied by the person to whom such a sign indicates the name, occupation and/or address of the occupant. A nameplate shall not be over two square feet in size.
Sign, Public - Those signs erected to direct flow, speed, and direction of traffic, effect general public safety, or name streets or buildings.
Sign, Temporary - A sign which offers premises for sale, rent, or development; or which announces special events, or calls attention to new construction or alteration; or offers a sale of seasonal garden produce, garage, household, porch items or signs of similar nature; or political signs. Temporary status of signs will expire after six months.
Solar Structure - Any structure containing either a passive or active heat storage device, which is dependent on direct contact with the sun’s rays in order to operate. Said heat storage devices are commonly used to partially or totally heat water, rooms, etc.
Special Use Permit - A special use permit deals with special permission, granted only by the Permitting Board after public hearing, to occupy land for specific purposes when such use is not permitted By Right but is listed as permitted by Special Use Permit.
Storage Structure - Any constructed combination of materials located or attached to the ground utilized for non-inhabited storage purposes. Used trucks and similar motor vehicles shall not be utilized as storage structures. For the purposes of this Law, storage structures shall be less than 150 square feet with larger structures considered to be accessory buildings or uses.
Storefront Area - That area of the front of a building associated with the first floor only. For businesses located above a first floor, the storefront area shall be calculated based on the ground floor entrance only.
Story - That portion of a building excluding attics and cellars included between the surface of any floor and the floor next above it; or if there be no floor above it, then the space between any floor and the ceiling next above it.
Story, Half - A story under a gable, hip, or gambrel roof, the wall plates of which on at least two opposite exterior walls are not more than two feet from the ceiling of such story.
Street Edge - A curb or in the absence of a curb, the farthest point of a street or roadway which is designed and constructed to carry vehicles on a regular basis. A paved or unpaved shoulder of a road shall not be considered in determining the street edge.
Structure - A building constructed or erected with a fixed location on the ground or attached to something having a fixed location on the ground. Mobile homes are not considered to be structures for the purpose of this Law. (A mobile home is considered to be a structure under the Flood Insurance Program.)
Swimming Pool - Any man-made receptacle for water (excepting farm ponds) located above or below ground designed for capacity of over three feet in depth at any point and intended to be used for swimming.
Temporary Dwelling Unit - Dwellings intended for temporary occupancy and including but not limited to: travel trailers, motor homes, truck campers, and tents. Persons residing in temporary dwelling units generally do not include those residing in the primary dwelling unit located on the parcel.
Tower/Telecommunications Facilities - Towers and/or antennas and accessory structures together used in connection with the provision of cellular telephone service, personal communication services (P.C.S), paging services, radio and/or television broadcast services, microwave transmissions and/or similar or like broadcast services.
Tower - A structure designed to support antennas. It includes without limitation freestanding towers, guyed towers, monopoles, and similar structures that do or do not employ camouflage technology or any wind driven devices (i.e. windmills, turbines, etc.) whether used for energy conversion or creation, or not.
Town House - A dwelling unit designed to be occupied as a residence for one family and one of a group of three or more attached dwellings, placed side by side, separated by party walls, each containing one or two stories, and each having separate front and rear or side and rear or front and side entrances from the outside.
Tract - A piece of land under single ownership.
Trash - Glass, scrap metals, salvaged metals, rags, refuse, garbage, wastepaper, salvaged machines, appliances, or similar materials, etc. Generally, trash can be described as any items that are so worn, deteriorated or obsolete as to make them unusable in their existing condition.
Travel Trailer/Camper - A temporary living quarter designed to be hauled behind a vehicle. Travel trailers are not designed as permanent living quarters and generally are used on a seasonal basis. They are supported at all times primarily by their own wheels. Travel trailers generally have self-contained, independent utility systems. See definition of Accessory Dwelling Unit.
Travel Trailer Camp/Commercial Campground - A parcel of land used or intended to be used, let, or rented on a seasonal basis for occupancy by campers or for occupancy of travel trailers, motor homes, tents, or movable or temporary dwellings, rooms, or sleeping quarters of any kind.
Urbanized - A densely populated area of dwellings, business, and industrial uses as compared to rural, less developed areas.
Use - Any purpose, for which land or a building is designed, arranged, intended, or for which it is or may be occupied or maintained.
Variance - Permissive waivers from the terms of the Law, as will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the Law will result in unnecessary hardship, or practical difficulty, but that the spirit of the Law shall be observed, and substantial justice done, and granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Vehicle Repair Shop - A commercial business operated for profit which repairs or services motor vehicles.
Vintage Vehicle - A vehicle of collectable value, an antique, classic, limited production, and special interest vehicle due to ownership or unique historical use.
Wholesale Business, General – A wholesale business with more than three (3) employees, or larger than 4,000 square feet of floor space.
Wholesale Business, Limited - A wholesale business with a maximum of three employees, no more than 4,000 square feet of floor space and no outside storage.
Yard, Rear - The area extending across the entire width of the lot between the rear wall of the principal building and the rear line of the lot and unoccupied except for parking, loading and unloading space, and garages and carports.
Yard, Side - The open area of a lot situated between the sidelines of the building and the adjacent sidelines of the lot.
Zoning Board of Appeals - The Zoning Board of Appeals of the municipality.
Zoning Permit - Written permission issued by the appropriate Municipal Board/Office authorizing the use of lots or structures. Zoning Permits are issued for uses that are permitted by the Zoning Law where all conditions required by the Law can be met for the district where the lot/structure is located. The relocation, enlargement, alteration, or the change of use shall require the issuing of a Zoning Permit. The two types of permits include By Right Permit and Special Use Permit.