Zoning regulates land uses within the City. Each parcel in the City is assigned to a zone which describes the regulations under which that land may be used. The Zoning Code identifies allowable uses and sets standards such as minimum lot size, maximum building height, and minimum front yard depth. View the zoning map.
(a) It shall be unlawful to locate, erect, construct, reconstruct, enlarge, change, maintain or use any building or land in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, or any amendment or supplement thereto adopted by the city council. Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter, or any amendment or supplement thereto, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor; and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00). Each and every day during which such illegal location, erection, construction, reconstruction, enlargement, change, maintenance or use continues shall be deemed to be a separate offense.
(b) In case any building is or is proposed to be located, erected, constructed, reconstructed, enlarged, changed, maintained or used, or any land is or is proposed to be used in violation of this chapter or any amendment or supplement thereto, the city council, the city attorney, any officer or official of the city, the zoning inspector, or any citizen or property owner of property within the city limits may, in addition to other remedies provided by law, institute appropriate action or proceedings to prevent such unlawful location, erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, conversion, maintenance or use; to restrain, correct or abate such violation; to prevent the occupancy of the building, structure or land; or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business or use in or about such premises.