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12-753. Same; zoning regulations; districts; restrictions. (a) The governing body of any city, by adoption of an ordinance, and the board of county commissioners of any county, by adoption of a resolution, may provide for the adoption or amendment of zoning regulations in the manner provided by this act. The governing body may divide the territory subject to its jurisdiction into districts of such number, shape, area and of such different classes, according to the use of land and buildings and the intensity of such use, as may be deemed suited to carry out the purposes of this act. Such regulations may include, but not be limited to, provisions restricting and regulating the height, number of stories and size of buildings; the percentage of each lot that may be occupied; the size of yards, courts and other open spaces; the density of population; the location, use and appearance of buildings, structures and land for residential, commercial, industrial and other purposes; the conservation of natural resources, including agricultural land; and the use of land located in areas designated as flood plains and other areas, including the distance of any buildings and structures from a street or highway. Such regulations shall define the boundaries of zoning districts by description contained therein or by setting out such boundaries upon a map or maps incorporated and published as part of such regulations or by providing for the incorporation by reference in such regulations of an official map or maps upon which such boundaries shall be fixed. For a county, such map or maps shall be marked "official copy of zoning district map incorporated into zoning regulations by adoption of a resolution of the board of county commissioners on the _____ day of _____________, 19___" and filed in the office of the county clerk or such other public office as may be designated by the board of county commissioners. For a city, such map or maps shall be marked "official copy of zoning district map incorporated into zoning regulations by adoption of an ordinance by the governing body of the city on the _____ day of _____________, 19___" and filed in the office of the city clerk or such other public office as may be designated by the governing body. Such regulations and accompanying map or maps shall be public records.

(b) The provisions of this section shall become effective on and after January 1, 1992.

History: L. 1991, ch. 56, ยง 13; July 1.


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