Chapter 17.04


17.04.010    General.

17.04.020    “A” definitions.

17.04.030    “B” definitions.

17.04.040    “C” definitions.

17.04.050    “D” definitions.

17.04.060    “E” definitions.

17.04.070    “F” definitions.

17.04.080    “G” definitions.

17.04.090    “H” definitions.

17.04.100    “I” definitions.

17.04.110    “J” definitions.

17.04.120    “K” definitions.

17.04.130    “L” definitions.

17.04.140    “M” definitions.

17.04.150    “N” definitions.

17.04.160    “O” definitions.

17.04.170    “P” definitions.

17.04.180    “Q” definitions.

17.04.190    “R” definitions.

17.04.200    “S” definitions.

17.04.210    “T” definitions.

17.04.220    “U” definitions.

17.04.230    “V” definitions.

17.04.240    “W” definitions.

17.04.250    “X” definitions.

17.04.260    “Y” definitions.

17.04.270    “Z” definitions.

17.04.010 General.

To carry out the intent of this title, words, phrases, and terms shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this chapter. When not defined in this chapter, accepted dictionaries of the English language shall govern. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the singular number include the plural, and those in the plural number include the singular. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.020 “A” definitions.

“Abut” means two adjoining parcels of property with a common property line, except where such common property line is located in a public street right-of-way or no common boundary other than a common corner exists.

“Access” means the way by which pedestrians and vehicles shall have safe, adequate and usable ingress and egress to a property or use.

Accessory Building or Structure. See Building, Accessory.

“Addition” means any construction that is attached to an existing building or facility and which increases the size or capacity of a building or facility in terms of site coverage, height, length, width or gross floor area.

“Agriculture” means the tilling of soil, the raising of crops, horticulture, animal husbandry and customary incidental uses; but not including commercial slaughterhouses, stockyards, meat packing plants, fertilizer yards, bone yards, or plants for the reduction of animal matter.

“Alley” means any dedicated way, intended for vehicular service to the rear or side of property served by a street.

“Ambient noise level” means the general noise level one finds in a certain area at a given time.

“Animal,” unless otherwise stated for a specific situation, includes birds, fish, mammals and reptiles.

“Antenna” means any system of wires, poles, rods, reflecting discs, or similar devices used for the transmission or reception, or both, of electromagnetic waves, including satellite and cellular antennas.

“Apartment” means one or more rooms with private bath and kitchen facilities comprising an independent, self-contained dwelling unit in a building containing three or more dwelling units for rent. See also “Dwelling unit.”

“Appeal” means a request for review of the interpretation of the ordinance or a request for a variance.

“Applicant” means a person who requests in writing the approval of a lease, permit, license, certificate, or other entitlement from the city.

“Application” means the form, information, and fees submitted by an applicant for purposes of requesting an entitlement from the city.

Area, Gross. “Gross area” means the total land area within a defined boundary before the exclusion of public rights-of-way.

Area, Net. “Net area” means the total horizontal area within the property lines of a lot or parcel of land after all streets and other dedications have been made.

Area, Special Mudflow Hazard. “Special mudflow hazard area” means areas subject to severe mudflows, designated as Zone M on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.030 “B” definitions.

“Base flood” means the flood having a one percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year (also called the 100-year flood).

“Basement” means any area of a building having its floor below grade on all sides.

“Bedroom” means any habitable room other than a bathroom, kitchen, dining room, living room, family room, or den.

“Boardinghouse” or “roominghouse” means a building containing a dwelling unit where lodging is provided with or without meals, for compensation, for five or more persons.

“Breezeway” means a porch or roofed passageway with open sides for connecting two buildings, such as a house and a garage.

“Building” means any structure that is completely roofed and enclosed on all sides which is built and maintained for the support, shelter, or enclosure of persons, animals or property of any kind.

Building, Accessory. “Accessory building” means a building, part of a building, or structure which is incidental or subordinate to the main building or use on the same site. This definition does not apply to uncovered swimming pools.

“Building height” means the vertical distance from the average elevation of the center of the street in front of the property to the highest point of the coping of a flat roof or to the deck line of a mansard roof, or to the highest point of the highest gable of a pitch or hip roof, but exclusive of vents, air conditioners, chimneys, or other such incidental appurtenances.

Building, Main. “Main building” means a building within which is conducted the principal use permitted on the lots, as provided by this title.

Building, Nonconforming. “Nonconforming building” means a building or portion thereof which was lawful when established but which does not conform to the provisions of this title.

“Building site” means a legally created parcel or continuous parcels of land in a single or joint ownership, which provides the area required by this title, exclusive of all vehicular and pedestrian rights-of-way, and all other easements that prohibit the surface use of the property by the owner thereof. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.040 “C” definitions.

“Commission” means the planning commission of the city of Holtville.

“Conditional use” means a use permitted on a particular site and within a zoning district only upon a finding that such a use in a specified location will comply with all the conditions and standards for the location or operation of such uses as specified in this title and authorized by the planning commission.

“Conditional use permit” means an approval that is required for a use to be carried out in a particular zoning district that is not a use permitted by right.

“Coverage” means the percentage of total building site area covered by structure, open or enclosed, excluding uncovered steps, patios, terraces and swimming pools. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.050 “D” definitions.

“Density” means the total number of dwelling units permitted on an acre of land, exclusive of all existing public streets and rights-of-way.

“Development” means any manmade change to improved or unimproved real estate, including but not limited to buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations.

Disabled Person. Refer to “person with a disability” in HMC 17.04.170.

“Duplex” means a building designed for two-family occupancy.

“Dwelling” means a building or portion thereof, including a kitchen of any size, designated exclusively for residential occupancy.

Dwelling, Multiple. “Multiple dwelling” means a building containing three or more dwelling units, or a combination of three or more separate single-family dwelling units on a single lot (for example, an apartment complex).

Dwelling, Single-Family Attached. “Single-family attached dwelling” means a dwelling unit designed primarily for the use of one family which is structurally connected to at least one other such dwelling unit (for example, a townhouse or condominium).

Dwelling, Single-Family Detached. “Single-family detached dwelling” means a detached building designed primarily for the use of one family.

“Dwelling unit” means one or more rooms and a single kitchen in a single-family dwelling, apartment house, or hotel designed as a unit for occupancy by one family for living and sleeping purposes. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.060 “E” definitions.

“Eave” means the lower part of a roof which extends beyond the facade of a lower wall.

“Emergency shelter” means housing with minimal supportive services for homeless persons that is limited to occupancy of six months or less by a homeless person where no individual or household may be denied emergency shelter because of an inability to pay. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.070 “F” definitions.

“Family” means an individual, or two or more persons related by blood, marriage or adoption, or a group of persons, who need not be related by blood, marriage, or adoption, living together as a single housekeeping unit in a single dwelling unit.

“Feed lot” or “feed yard” means a lot or a portion of a lot used for enclosing and fattening of livestock for market, and not operated in connection with a bona fide farm.

“Flood” means a general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry areas.

“Flood Boundary and Floodway Map” means the official map on which the Federal Emergency Management Agency or Federal Insurance Administration has delineated both the areas of flood hazard and the floodway.

“Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)” means the official map on which the Federal Emergency Management Agency or Federal Insurance Administration has delineated both the areas of special flood hazard and the risk premium zones applicable to the community.

“Flood Insurance Study” means the official report provided by the Federal Insurance Administration that includes flood profiles, the FIRM, the Flood Boundary and Floodway Map, and the water surface elevation of the base flood.

“Floodplain” or “flood-prone area” means the land area adjacent to a watercourse which is subject to the overflow of floodwater.

“Floodproofing” means any combination of structural and nonstructural additions, changes, or adjustments to structures that reduce or eliminate flood damage to real estate or improved real property, water and sanitary facilities, structures and their contents.

“Floodway” means the channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one foot. Also referred to as “regulatory floodway.”

Floor Area, Gross. “Gross floor area” means the total horizontal floor area of a building, in square feet.

“Floor area ratio” means the total gross floor area of all buildings on a lot divided by the lot acre.

“Frontage” means that portion of a parcel of property which abuts a public street or approved private street or highway. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.080 “G” definitions.

“General plan” means the general plan of the city of Holtville adopted pursuant to the State of California Government Code Section 65301, et seq.

“Grade” means the average level of the finished ground surfaces surrounding a building. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.090 “H” definitions.

“Home occupation” means a lawful occupation carried on by a resident of a dwelling as an accessory use within the same dwelling, as more fully described in Chapter 17.46 HMC. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.100 “I” definitions.

“Industry” means the manufacture, fabrication, processing, reduction or destruction of any article, substance or commodity, or any other treatment thereof in such a manner as to change the form, character or appearance thereof, and including storage elevators, truck storage yards, warehouses, wholesale storage and other similar types of enterprise. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.110 “J” definitions.

No “J” definitions are provided. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.120 “K” definitions.

“Kennel” means a place where four or more adult dogs or cats are kept, whether by owners or by persons providing facilities, whether or not for compensation. An adult is an animal of either sex, altered or unaltered, that has reached the age of four months.

“Kitchen” means any room or portion of a room that contains the following combination of facilities of sufficient size for the preparation of meals for the household: (1) one or more sinks, (2) a stove, and (3) utilities and location(s) for a refrigerator. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.130 “L” definitions.

“Landscaping” means the planting and continued maintenance of some combination of trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, lawns or other vegetation in accordance with city standards.

“Loading space” means an off-street space or berth on the same lot with a main building or contiguous buildings, for the temporary parking of commercial vehicles while loading or unloading, and which has access from a street, alley, or other permanent means of ingress and egress.

“Lot” means land occupied by a building, group of buildings or uses, and accessory buildings, together with such yards and lot area as required by this title, and having its frontage upon a publicly dedicated street or publicly dedicated easement accepted by the city. Figures 17.04-1 and 17.04-2 depict the different types of lots described in this section.

“Lot area” means the total horizontal area within the boundary lines of a lot.

Lot, Corner. “Corner lot” means a lot located at the intersection or interception of two or more streets at an angle of not more than 135 degrees. If the angle is greater than 135 degrees, the lot shall be considered an interior lot. (Figure 17.04-1.)

“Lot depth” means the average horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines, measured in the mean direction of the side lot lines.

Lot, Interior. “Interior lot” means any lot other than a corner or reverse corner lot. (Figure 17.04-1.)

“Lot line” means any line bounding a lot as defined in this chapter.

Lot Line, Front. On an interior lot, “front lot line” means the property line abutting the street. On a corner or reverse corner lot, the front lot line is the shorter property line abutting the street, except in those cases where the subdivision or parcel map specified another line as the front lot line. On a through lot or a lot with three or more sides abutting a street, or a corner or reverse corner lot with lot lines of equal length, the building inspector shall determine which property line shall be the front lot line for the purpose of compliance with yard and setback provisions of this title. On a private street or easement, the front lot line shall be designated as the edge of the easement.

Lot Line, Interior. “Interior lot line” means a lot line not abutting a street.

Lot Line, Rear. “Rear lot line” means a lot line not abutting a street and which is opposite and most distant from the front lot line. In the case of an irregular shaped lot, the rear lot line means a line within the lot, parallel to and at a maximum distance from the front lot line, having a length of not less than 10 feet. A lot which is bounded on all sides by streets may have no rear lot line.

Lot, Reverse Corner. “Reverse corner lot” means a corner lot in which the street side lot line is substantially a continuation of the front lot line of the nearest lot to its rear and in which the rear lot line is the side lot line of the nearest lot to its rear.

Lot Line, Side. “Side lot line” means any lot line that is not a front lot line or a rear lot line.

Lot, Nonconforming. “Nonconforming lot” means a lot, the area, frontage, or dimensions of which do not conform to the provisions of this title.

Lot, Through. “Through lot” means a lot having frontage on two dedicated parallel or approximately parallel streets. (Figure 17.04-2.)

“Lot width” means the horizontal distance between the side lot lines, measured at right angles to the lot depth at a point midway between the front and rear lot lines. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.140 “M” definitions.

“Manufactured home” means a dwelling unit certified under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 and pursuant to Section 18551 of the State Health and Safety Code.

“Mean sea level,” for purposes of the National Flood Insurance Program, means the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) of 1929 or other datum, to which base flood elevations shown on a community’s Flood Insurance Rate Map are referenced.

“Mobile home” means a structure designed to be used without a permanent foundation for single-family detached residential use that has been manufactured pursuant to the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974.

“Mobile home park” means any lot or parcel of land five acres or more, where two or more mobile homes are rented, leased or offered for rent or lease.

“Mobile home space” means a plot of ground within a mobile home park or subdivision designed for the accommodation of one mobile home.

Multiple Dwelling. See Dwelling, Multiple. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.150 “N” definitions.

“Noise” means any sound that is undesirable because it is annoying, interferes with speech or hearing, or is intense enough to damage hearing.

Nonconforming Building. See Building, Nonconforming.

Nonconforming Lot. See Lot, Nonconforming.

Nonconforming Use. See Use, Nonconforming. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.160 “O” definitions.

“One-hundred-year flood” means a flood that has a one percent annual probability of being equaled or exceeded (also called the base flood).

“Overlay zoning district” means a zoning district established by ordinance which may be applied to properties only when combined with an underlying zoning district. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.170 “P” definitions.

“Permit” means written governmental permission issued by an authorized official, empowering the holder thereof to engage in some activity not forbidden by law, but not allowed without such authorization.

“Person with a disability” means a person who has a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment.

“Planning commission” means the planning commission of the city of Holtville, established pursuant to the provisions of Section 65101 of the Government Code.

“Project” means an activity involving the issuance to a person of a permit, license, certificate, or other entitlement. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.180 “Q” definitions.

No “Q” definitions are provided. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.190 “R” definitions.

“Recreational vehicle” means all motorized and nonmotorized vehicles, camp cars, trailers, tent trailers and tents designed and/or used for human habitation and which are, by construction, mobile.

“Recreational vehicle park” means any park, subdivision, portion of subdivision or parcel of land whose use is intended to be specifically for recreational vehicles.

“Recreational vehicle space” means the lot on which a recreational vehicle is parked and which is rented/leased for the purpose of temporary residence.

Reverse Corner Lot. See Lot, Reverse Corner.

“Right-of-way” means a corridor, either public or private, on which a right of passage has been recorded. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.200 “S” definitions.

“Screening” means a method of visually shielding or obscuring one abutting or nearby structure or use from another by fencing, walls, beams or densely planted vegetation.

“Setback” means the distance between the established lot line and any building.

Setback Line, Front Yard. “Front yard setback line” means the line which defines the depth of the required front yard. Such line shall be parallel with the street line and be removed therefrom by the perpendicular distance prescribed for the front yard of the zoning district in which the property is located.

Setback Line, Rear Yard or Side Yard. “Rear yard setback line” or “side yard setback line” means the line which defines the width or depth of the required rear or side yard. Said setback line shall be parallel with the property line, removed therefrom by the perpendicular distance prescribed for the yard of the zoning district in which the property is located. Where the side or rear yard abuts a street, the distance shall be measured as set forth in the “setback line, front yard” definition.

“Sign” means any display, announcement or device, constructed of any material, containing any writing, emblem, logo, insignia, pictorial representation or printed matter, for the purpose of advertising, promoting or otherwise communicating to the general public the interest, message, position, or view of any person, business, or enterprise, when such device is visible to the general public. This definition does not include: (1) the display of the flag of the United States or the flag of the state of California, or any structure used exclusively for displaying these flags; (2) a table or other similar display containing merchandise or products for sale, or literature, pamphlets, or other written or printed information available to the general public; or (3) a handbill.

Sign, Canopy. “Canopy sign” means any sign placed on, suspended or supported entirely by a rigid or nonrigid shelter or other structure projecting out from any exterior wall or portion of a building or other structure, passageway, porch or veranda.

Sign, Construction. “Construction sign” means any sign stating the name and address of those individuals or firms directly connected with a construction project and the name of the owner or ultimate user.

Sign, Directional. “Directional sign” means any sign which directs prospective purchasers or other members of the general public to the business, store, building or other activity being advertised.

Sign, Freestanding. “Freestanding sign” means a sign which is attached to or part of a completely self-supporting structure. The supporting structure shall be set firmly in or below the ground surface and shall not be attached to any building or any other structure whether portable or stationary.

Sign, Height of. “Height of sign” means the actual distance from the base of the sign at the finished grade to the top of the highest attached components of the sign.

Sign, Illuminated. “Illuminated sign” means any sign which has characters, figures, letters, designs, or outlines illuminated internally or externally by electric lights or luminous tubes as part of the sign proper.

Sign, Interior. “Interior sign” means any sign located inside a building that is not visible from a public street or adjoining property.

Sign, Memorial. “Memorial sign” means plaques and building cornerstones when cut or carved into a masonry surface.

Sign, Monument. “Monument sign” means any freestanding sign connected to the ground with a solid base.

Sign, Multi-Tenant. “Multi-tenant sign” means a freestanding sign used to advertise businesses that occupy a shopping center or complex of two or more tenants.

Sign, Noncommercial. “Noncommercial sign” means any sign other than a sign relating to the sale of merchandise, product, service, commodity or other item or activity for private benefit or gain.

Sign, Nonconforming. “Nonconforming sign” means any sign, lawfully placed and legally existing in accordance with existing zoning at the time of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title, which does not conform to the provisions of the sign code. This definition does not include any sign that has been erected or maintained in violation of any safety or health provision of this code, or that otherwise constitutes a danger to health or safety.

Sign, Off-Site. “Off-site sign” means any outdoor sign which advertises goods, products, services or facilities not sold, produced or conducted on the premises on which the sign is located, whether or not the sign is attached to any building. The term “off-site” shall include an outdoor advertising sign (billboard) on which space is leased or rented by the owner thereof to others for the purpose of convening a commercial or noncommercial message.

Sign, On-Site. “On-site sign” means any outdoor sign relating to any business or activity conducted at the location or site of the sign, whether or not the sign is attached to the building or premises in which the business or activity is carried out.

Sign, Pole. “Pole sign” means any freestanding sign which is supported by one or more poles, uprights or braces in or upon the ground which are not part of the building.

Sign, Political. “Political sign” means any sign intended to promote an individual seeking public office or causes, issues and any such similar matters that are to be placed before the electorate.

Sign, Portable. “Portable sign” means any sign not permanently attached to the ground or other permanent structure, or a sign designed to be transported, including but not limited to signs designed to be transported by means of wheels, signs converted to A-frames or T-frames, menus on wheels, menu and sandwich board signs, balloons used as signs, umbrellas used for advertising, signs attached to or painted on vehicles parked and visible from the public right-of-way, unless such vehicle is used in the normal day-to-day operations of a business.

Sign, Project Identification. “Project identification sign” means a freestanding sign intended solely for the purpose of center identification. Such signs include monument signs placed into landscape berms.

Sign, Projecting. “Projecting sign” means any sign suspended from or supported by a building or other structure and projecting out therefrom. This definition does not cover a legal wall or canopy sign mounted flush and parallel to a wall or canopy surface.

Sign, Public Information. “Public information sign” means any sign intended primarily to promote items of general interest to the community, including but not limited to time, temperature, date, atmospheric conditions, news or traffic control.

Sign, Real Estate. “Real estate sign” means any temporary sign pertaining to the sale, exchange, lease or rental of land or buildings.

Sign, Roof. “Roof sign” means any sign erected upon or above a roof or parapet wall of a building.

Sign, Special Event. “Special event sign” means any sign advertising or pertaining to any civic, patriotic, religious, cultural, community or political event taking place on a specific date or dates.

Sign, Subdivision. “Subdivision sign” means any sign, on-site or off-site, used for the sole purpose of advertising the sale of condominiums, townhouses, single-family, or any dwelling having individual ownership that requires a division of land within the city.

Sign, Temporary. “Temporary sign” means any signing which is set in the ground but not permanently set in its own footing or foundation, nor permanently anchored to a building, wall or other structure.

Sign, Vehicle-Mounted. “Vehicle-mounted sign” means any sign placed on a stationary automobile, truck, trailer or any other motor-driven device.

Sign, Wall. “Wall sign” means any sign placed or erected against the wall of a building with the exposed face of the sign in a plane approximately parallel to the plane of the wall. The wall shall directly face a public street, alley parking area or pedestrian walkway.

1. “Front wall sign” means a wall sign placed on any one entrance parallel to the front property line as defined in the code.

2. “Rear and side wall sign” means a wall sign placed on any wall which is not the front wall.

3. “Incidental sign” means a wall sign containing only the type of business, services, goods, products or other activity.

Sign, Window. “Window sign” means any sign which is placed or erected on the exterior or the interior side of a window, if visible to the public from a street or adjoining property. This can also include signs within two feet of the interior side of the windows, if visible to the general public from a public street or adjoining property.

Single-Family Dwelling. See Dwelling, Single-Family.

“Single-room occupancy (SRO),” also referred to as a residential hotel unit, means an efficiency unit that: (A) is occupied as a primary residence, and (B) is subject to state landlord-tenant law pursuant to Chapter 2 of the Civil Code. The term also includes a unit in an “SRO project” as described in the California Code of Regulations.

“Story” means the portion of a building included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the next floor above it, or if there is no floor above it, then the space between such floor and the ceiling next above it.

“Street” means a public thoroughfare or right-of-way or approved private thoroughfare or right-of-way determined by the commission to be adequate for the purpose of access, which affords the principal means of access for abutting property. The word “street” includes all major and secondary highways, traffic collector streets and local streets.

“Structure” means anything constructed or erected on the ground or which is attached to something located on the ground.

“Swimming pool” means any body of water, located either above or below existing finished grade of the site, exceeding 150 square feet in surface area, and two feet in depth, designed, used or intended to be used for swimming or bathing purposes. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.210 “T” definitions.

“Temporary structure” means a structure without any foundation or footings which will be removed when the permit for the activity, or use for which the temporary structure was erected, has expired.

“Temporary use” means a use established for a fixed period of time with the intent to discontinue such use upon the expiration of the time period.

“Transitional housing” and “transitional housing development” mean rental housing operated under program requirements that call for the termination of assistance. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.220 “U” definitions.

“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.

Use, Accessory. “Accessory use” means a use incidental, related or appropriate and clearly subordinate to the main use of the lot or building, which accessory use does not alter the principal use of such lot or building.

Use, Nonconforming. “Nonconforming use” means a use lawful when established, but which does not conform to the provisions of this title. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.230 “V” definitions.

“Variance” means permission to depart from the provisions of this title when, due to special circumstances applicable to the property, strict application of the requirements deprives such property of privileges enjoyed by other property in the vicinity which is under identical zoning. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.240 “W” definitions.

“Wall” means a barrier intended to mark a boundary that presents a continuous surface except where pierced with gates, doorways or decorative masonry. A wall is usually constructed of concrete block, brick, concrete, stucco or a combination thereof. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.250 “X” definitions.

No “X” definitions are provided. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.260 “Y” definitions.

“Yard” means any open space on the same lot with a building or dwelling group, which open space is unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground to the sky except for the projections permitted in this title.

Yard, Front. “Front yard” means a space between the front yard setback line and the front lot line or street line and extending the full width of the lot.

Yard, Rear. “Rear yard” means a space between the rear yard setback line and the rear lot line, extending the full width of the lot.

Yard, Side. “Side yard” means a space extending from the front yard, or from the front yard lot line where no front yard is required by this title, to the rear yard or rear lot line, between a side lot line and the side yard setback line. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.04.270 “Z” definitions.

“Zoning district” means a specifically delineated area or district within a municipality in which regulations and requirements uniformly govern the use, placement, spacing and size of land and buildings.

“Zoning map” means the map or maps which are part of this title and which delineate the boundaries of zoning districts. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).