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Development Code

Description Section
Short Title 1.0
Intent and Purpose 2.0
Definitions 3.0
General Provisions 4.0
Nonconforming Uses and Structures 4.2
Dwelling Units Prohibited 4.3
Compliance 5.0
Sewer & Water System 5.5
Preservation of Locational Markers 5.6
Stormwater and Erosion Control Standards 5.7
Height, Bulk and Area Restrictions 6.0
Lot Size Requirements  6.1
Storage Structures R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-S Districts 6.2
Storage Structures Agricultural and R-A Districts 6.3
Yard Requirements 6.4
Building Bulk Limitations 6.5
Residential Density calculation in the Agricultural and Rural Agricultural District 6.6
Zoning Use Districts 7.0
Agricultural District "A" 7.1
Rural Agricultural District "R-A" 7.2
Rural Service District "R-S" 7.2A
R-1 Single Family Residence District 7.3
R-2 Single Family Residence District 7.4
R-3 Single Family Residence District 7.5
Business District "B" 7.6
Business Enterprise District "B-2" 7.6A
Light Industrial District "I-1" 7.7
Light Industrial District "I-2" 7.8
General Flood Plain District "FP" 7.9
Adult Uses 7.10
Shoreland Zoning District "S" 7S1.0
Multiple Unit Development (MUD) 7S8.0
Planned Unit Development (PUD) 7.13
Performance and Nuisance Standards 8.0
Nuisance Standards 8.1
Storage Standards in Residential Districts 8.2
Visual Standards 8.3
Hazardous Elements Standards 8.4
Solid Waste Disposal 8.5
Incinerators 8.6
Unlicensed Motor Vehicle Storage  8.7
Accessory Uses Prohibited 8.8
Right to Farm 8.9
Private Swimming Pools 8.10
Animal Unit Density Requirement 8.11
Special Provisions 9.0
Signs 9.1
Off-Street Parking 9.2
Loading Spaces 9.3
Drive-In Businesses 9.4
Sewage Disposal Standards 9.6
Mining Operations 9.7
Motor Fuel Stations 9.8
Essential Service 9.9
Manufactured Home Parks 9.10
Field Windbreak 9.12
Communication Towers  9.13
Large Scale Feedlots 9.14
Home Occupation 9.15
Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) 9.16
Seasonal Worker Housing 9.17
Cluster Subdivision 9.18
Solid Waste Management/Recycling Facilities 9.19
Solar Energy Systems 9.20
Subdivision Regulations 10.0
Purpose 10.1
Policy 10.2
Compliance 10.4
Boundary Line Adjustment (BLA) 10.5
Administrative Land Split 10.6
Subdivision Plats 10.7
Major Subdivision Plats 10.8
State and Special District Considerations 10.9
Necessary Data for Preliminary Plats 10.10
Subdivisions Design Requirements 10.11
Improvements Required 10.12
Payment for Installation of Improvements 10.13
Data for Final Plat 10.14
Modifications, Exceptions, Variances 10.15
Administration 11.0
Purpose 11.1
Zoning Administration 11.2
Planning Commission 11.3
Board of Adjustment 11.4
Variances 11.5
Conditional Use Permits 11.6
Interim Uses 11.6.3
Land Use Permits 11.7
Zoning Amendments 11.8
Fees 11.9
Violations and Penalties 11.10
Effectuation 12.0
Appendix I AI
Appendix II AII
Appendix III AIII
Appendix IV AIV
Appendix V AV
Ord. #196 Flood Plain Management Ordinance  


On November 15th, 1988, the Benton County Board of Commissioners enacted Ordinance #185. This Ordinance contained numerous amendments to the Benton County Development Code.  These amendments were accomplished by repealing the prior ordinances that constituted the Benton County Development Code and by including the entire Benton County Development Code in Ordinance #185.  Therefore, the legal source of each of the sections of the Benton County Development Code is Ordinance #185. When any amendments are made to the Benton County Development Code, subsequent to the enactment of Ordinance #185, these will be shown by a notation beneath the section showing the ordinance number and the date is was enacted.  However, it should be remembered that even though a section may have an ordinance number and date shown below it, the authority for every action in the Development Code also includes Ordinance #185.