Chapter 18.30


18.30.010    Classification of zoning districts.

18.30.020    Conformity required to district regulations.

18.30.030    Statutory exemptions.

18.30.040    Classification of annexed areas.

18.30.050    Classification of vacated streets.

18.30.060    Official zoning map.

18.30.010 Classification of zoning districts.

The town of Huachuca City is divided into zoning districts enumerated as follows:


Single-family residence


Two-family residence


Multi-family residence


Multi-family residence


Single-family residence


Single-family residence


Single-family residence


Single-family residence


General business/commercial


Light industry


Heavy industry


Municipal use


Parks and recreational areas

(Ord. 06-10, 2006; prior code § 17-6-1)

18.30.020 Conformity required to district regulations.

The regulations set forth in these regulations for each zoning district shall be minimum regulations and shall apply uniformly to each class or kind of structure or land.

Except as provided elsewhere in these regulations, no building, structure, or part thereof shall hereafter be erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved, or structurally altered unless in conformity with all of the regulations hereinafter specified for the district in which it is located.

No yard or lot existing at the effective date of these regulations shall be reduced in dimension or area below the minimum requirements set forth herein. Yards or lots created after the effective date of these regulations shall meet at least the minimum requirements herein established. (Ord. 06-10, 2006; prior code § 17-6-2)

18.30.030 Statutory exemptions.

Nothing contained in these regulations shall be construed as:

A. Affecting existing uses of property or the right to its continued use or the reasonable repair or alteration thereof for the purpose for which used prior to the effective date of these regulations.

B. Preventing, restricting or otherwise regulating the use or occupation of land or improvements for railroad, mining or metallurgical purpose, as herein defined, if the tract concerned is not less than two contiguous acres. (Ord. 06-10, 2006; prior code § 17-6-3)

18.30.040 Classification of annexed areas.

All territory which may hereafter be annexed to the town of Huachuca City shall be automatically zoned, unless it can be determined that another town zoning classification would more appropriately match the previously existing county zoning in regards to intensity of use. (Ord. 06-10, 2006; prior code § 17-6-4)

18.30.050 Classification of vacated streets.

Whenever a public street or other public right-of-way is vacated by official action of the council, the zoning districts adjoining each side of such street, alley, or right-of-way shall automatically be extended to the centerline thereof, and all land area thus vacated shall then and henceforth be subject to all regulations of the extended districts. (Ord. 06-10, 2006; prior code § 17-6-5)

18.30.060 Official zoning map.

A. Establishment. The areas and boundaries of zoning districts are hereby established as shown on the official zoning map which, together with all explanatory matter thereon, is hereby adopted by reference and declared to be part of these regulations.

B. Identification. The official zoning map shall be identified by the signature of the mayor attested by the town clerk, and bear the seal of the town. Regardless of the existence of purported copies of the official zoning map which may, from time to time, be made or published, the official zoning map located under the jurisdiction of the town clerk shall be the final authority as to the current zoning status of land areas, buildings, and other structures in the town.

C. Changes. If, in accordance with the provisions of these regulations, changes are made in district boundaries or in other matters portrayed on the official zoning map, such changes shall be made on said map promptly after the amendment has been approved by the council, together with an entry signed by the town clerk certifying to the accuracy and date. No changes of any nature shall be made in the official zoning map or matter shown thereon except in conformity with the provisions of these regulations. Any unauthorized changes of whatever kind by any person or persons shall be considered a violation of these regulations and punishable as hereinafter provided.

D. Replacement. In the event that the official zoning map becomes damaged, destroyed, lost or difficult to interpret because of the nature of number of changes and additions, the council may, by resolution, adopt a new official zoning map which shall supersede the prior map. The new official zoning map may correct drafting or other error or omissions in the prior map, but no such corrections shall have the effect of amending the original zoning regulations or any subsequent amendment thereof. The new official zoning map shall be identified by the signature of the mayor attested by the town clerk, and bear the seal of the town under the following words: “This is to certify that this Official Zoning Map supersedes and replaces the Official Zoning Map adopted (date of adoption of map being replaced) as part of the Zoning Regulations of the Town of Huachuca City, Arizona.”

E. Interpretation. Where, due to scale, lack of detail or illegibility of the official zoning map, there is an uncertainty, contradiction, or conflict as to the intended location of any district boundary shown thereon, the exact location of such boundary shall be determined by the board of adjustments. The board of adjustments, in reaching its determination, shall apply the following standards:

1. Zoning district boundary lines are intended to follow lot lines, or be parallel or perpendicular thereto, or along the centerlines of streets, alleys or rights-of-way, unless otherwise fixed by dimensions shown on the official zoning map.

2. In subdivided property, or where a zoning district boundary divides a lot, the exact location of such boundary, unless same is indicated by dimensions shown on the official zoning map, shall be determined by use of the map scale shown thereon.

3. If, after application of foregoing rules, uncertainty still exists as to the exact location of a zoning district boundary, the board of adjustments shall determine and fix the location of said line in accordance with the purpose and intent of these regulations. (Ord. 06-10, 2006; prior code § 17-6-6)