The Village of Heyworth broadly regulates property within the Village, in part, through zoning. Zoning helps improve use and enjoyment of land through broadly regulating land uses, such as regulating that certain businesses are located away from homes, specifying that structures are not built on property lines, and providing for adequate parking.
The following lists some general information about zoning. Please review the Village of Heyworth Zoning Code, also referred to as 'zoning text', found in Title 11 of the Heyworth Village Code for specific zoning regulations and information.
Zoning Text Amendments
There may be times where the the text or regulations of the zoning code should be amended. The amendments, called 'zoning text amendments', may be initiated by Village of Heyworth staff or officials, the Village Board of Trustee or Heyworth Zoning Board of Appeals, or by a property owner within the Village or a person designated by the property and with the property owner's consent. The application to initiate a zoning text amendment can be found here.
Zoning Map Amendments
How properties are zoned (its classification or district) are reflected on the Heyworth Zoning Map. At times, it may be appropriate to amend the zoning classification or district of a property, which can be initiated by a property owner within the Village, a person designated by the property and with the property owner's consent, or by the Village of Heyworth. The application to initiate a zoning map amendment (also known as a rezoning) can be found here.
At times, a slight deviation or variance may be appropriate for a regulation of the Heyworth Zoning Code, such as a 6' high fence being built instead of a 3 1/2' fence because the property is located on a corner lot and it is safe to do so, or a structure may be appropriate to locate within a setback area that would not normally be allowed. This deviation, or zoning variance, from the Heyworth Zoning Code, may be initiated by a property owner or a person designated by the property owners and with the owner's consent. The application to initiate a zoning variance can be found here.
Zoning Special-Uses (Conditional Uses)
A zoning special use permit, also commonly referred to as a 'conditional use' permit, is when the use of land is either necessary or generally appropriate in the Village but requires special regulation because of unique or unusual impacts associated with the use. See Sections 11-5-6 and 11-7-1 et seq. of the Heyworth Zoning Code for more information about special permitted uses. The application to initiate a special use permit request can be found here.
A zoning 'non-conformity' generally refers to a property, structure, or use of land that does not meet current zoning regulations. Generally, non-conformities may continue until a 'triggering event' occurs, such as an addition is made to a structure or property, repairs occur that have costs exceeding 50% of the structure's value, or such other matters as specified by code.