Zoning Ordinance

Glynn County, Georgia, Zoning Ordinance 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Article I.         Preamble and Enactment Clause

Article II.        Short Title

Article III.       Definition and Interpretation of Terms Used in this Ordinance

301.    Interpretation of Certain Terms of Words

302.    Definitions

Article IV.      Establishment of Districts

401.    Division into Districts

402.    District Boundaries

403.    Interpretation of District Boundaries

404.    Additions or Reductions in Total Land Area

405.    Planning Districts

Article V.       Application of Regulations

501.    Use of Land or Building

502.    Height of Building

503.    Density and Site Coverage

504.    Lot Occupancy

505.    Lot Reduction Prohibited

506.    Yard Use Limitation

507.    Use of Substandard Lots of Record

508.    Existing Structures

509.    Exemption of Public or Private Utilities

Article VI.      General Provisions

601.    Street Access

602.    Classification of Streets

603.    Location of Buildings on Zoning Lots and Residential Limitations

604.    Corner Lots

605.    Double Frontage Lots

606.    Front Yard Requirements

607.    Non-Conforming Uses

608.    Home Occupations

609.    Accessory Uses

610.    Setbacks and Other Yard Requirements, Accessory Uses

611.    Off-Street Automobile Parking Requirements

612.    Off-Street Loading and Unloading Area Requirements

613.    Landscaped Buffer Strips

614.    Curb Cut and Access Points

615.    Vision Clearance at Street Intersections

616.    Vision Clearance at Private Roadway and Entrances Intersecting with Public 
          Streets

617.    Exceptions to Height Limits

618.    Environmental Protection

619.    Site Plan Approval

620.    Drainage Easements

621.    House Moving Requirements

622.    Exterior Lighting

623.    Building Permit Application and Administration

624.    St. Simons Island Tree Canopy Preservation

 626.    Conservation Subdivision

Article VII.     Requirements by District

700.    VR Village Residential 

701.    R-6, R-9, M-6, M-9, Mh-6 & Mh-9 One-Family Residential

702.    R-12, R-20, M-12, M-20, Mh-12 & Mh-20 One-Family Residential

703.    RE One-Family Residential Estates

704.    FA Forest Agricultural

705.    RR Resort Residential

706.    GR General Residential

707.    MR Medium Residential

708.    HR High Residential

709.    Island Preservation

710.    OC Office Commercial

711.    LC Local Commercial

712.    GC General Commercial

713.    HC Highway Commercial

714.    FC Freeway Commercial

715.    VMU Village Mixed Use

716.    SC Shopping Center

717.    PC Planned Commercial

718.    LI Limited Industrial

719.    BI Basic Industrial

720.    GI General Industrial

722.    CP Conservation Preservation

723.    PD Planned Development

724.    MED Medical

725.    MH Mobile Home Park

726.    P Public

727.    Beach and Dune Protection

728.    NC Restricted Neighborhood Commercial

729.    AC Adult Commercial

Article VIII.    Signs

801.    Scope of Regulations

802.    Purpose

803.    Definitions

804.    Permit Required

805.    Prohibited Signs

806.    Nonconforming and Illegal Signs

807.    General Provisions

808.    Requirements by Types of Signs

809.    Special Provisions

810.    Signs Permitted on the Mainland

811.    St. Simons Island, Sea Island, and Little St. Simons Island

812.    Enforcement

Article IX.      Enforcement, Permits, Penalties and Fee

901.    Application Review

902.    Building Permits and Tags

903.    Certificate of Occupancy

904.    Conditional Uses and Special Uses

905.    Temporary Uses

906.    Sign Permits and Tags

907.    Penalties

908.    Remedies

Article X.       Appeals, How Taken

1001.  Appointment of the Board of Appeals

1002.  Authority

1003.  Procedure

1004.  Appeal Procedure

1005.  Powers and Duties

1006.  Action on Appeals

1007.  Stay of Proceedings

1008.  Public Hearings on Appeals

1009.  Appeals from Decisions of Board of Appeals

Article XI.      Amendments

1101.  Authority

1102.  Definitions

1103.  Form of Action and Procedure for Amendments and Decisions

1104.  Application Requirements

1105.  Notice of Public Hearings

1106.  Hearing by the Planning Commission

1107.  Public hearing by the Board of Commissioners

1108.  Notice of Final Action

1109.  Final Action by the Board of Commissioners

1110.  Changes to the Zoning Map

1111.  Changes to the Zoning Ordinance

Article XII.     Legal Status Provisions

1201.  Zoning Ordinance Shall Control

1202.  Validity

1203.  Effective Date

1204.  Conflicting Ordinance Repealed

Article XIII.    Airport

1301.  Authority

1302.  Definitions

1303.  Airport Zones

1305.  Height Limitations

1306.  Use Restrictions

1307.  Non-Conforming Uses

1308.  Conflicting Regulations

Article XIV. Telecommunications Facilities Ordinance

1401.  Purpose

1402.  Definitions

1403.  Placement of Telecommunications Facilities by Zoning District

1404.  Requirements for Telecommunications Facilities

1405.  Application Procedure

1406.  Nuisances

1407.  Removal of Antenna and Towers

1408.  Abandoned Towers

1409.  Pre-Existing Towers / Non-Conforming Uses

1410.  Coordination with Federal Law

1411.  Appeal

1412.  Severability

1413.  Repeal of Laws in Conflict

1414.  Effective Date