Chapter 17.62


17.62.010    Continuing nonconforming use or structure.

17.62.020    Discontinued use.

17.62.030    Replacement.

17.62.040    Restored use—Conformance.

17.62.050    Permit approval prior to adoption.

17.62.010 Continuing nonconforming use or structure.

A nonconforming use or structure may be continued but may not be altered or expanded. The expansion of a nonconforming use to a portion of a structure which was arranged or designed for the nonconforming use at the time of passage of the ordinance codified in this title is not an enlargement or expansion of a nonconforming use. (Ord. 1-5-87A § 29(1))

17.62.020 Discontinued use.

If a nonconforming use is discontinued for a period of one year, further use of the property will be in conformance with this title. (Ord. 1-5-87A § 29(2))

17.62.030 Replacement.

If a nonconforming use is replaced by another use, the new use will be in conformance with this title. (Ord. 1-5-87A § 29(3))

17.62.040 Restored use—Conformance.

If a nonconforming structure or a structure containing a nonconforming use, except a school or church, is destroyed by any cause to an extent exceeding fifty percent of its fair market value as indicated by the records of the county assessor, a future structure or use on the site will be in conformance with this title. (Ord. 1-5-87A § 29(4))

17.62.050 Permit approval prior to adoption.

Nothing contained in this title requires any change in the plans, construction, alteration or designated use of a structure for which a permit has been issued by the county and construction has commenced prior to the adoption of the ordinance codified in this title, provided the structure, if nonconforming or intended for a nonconforming use, is completed and in use within two years from the time the permit is issued. (Ord. 1-5-87A § 29(5))