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Common Zoning or Land Use Violations

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Examples of Land Use or Zoning Code violations

Residential Neighborhoods:

Sheds: Accessory structures are allowed, however the location requirements may vary depending on the size of the structure. 

Decks: Decks may be allowed however all development standards for the particular zone in which the property is located must be met.

Additions: Building additions may be possible however all development standards for the particular zone in which the property is located must be met.

Fences: A fence of six feet (6') or less may be permitted on a property line without a building permit, depending on subdivision and/or homeowner covenants. 

Home Based Business: A home-based business may be permitted depending on subdivision and/or homeowner covenants. Click here for more information.

Illegal Duplexes: A two-family residence is allowed in some zone districts however there are lot size and building permit requirements.

Auto Repair: An auto repair business is generally not allowed in residential zone districts.

Garage Sales: A maximum of two (2) garage sales are allowed per year at a residence.

Hillside Disturbance: If a property is located within the Hillside Overlay, there are regulations on how much of the land or vegetation can be modified or removed.

Streamside Disturbance: If a property is located within the Streamside Overlay, there are regulations on how much of the land or vegetation can be modified or removed.

Commercial Properties:

Question on Land Use: Each zone district has a variety of uses that are permitted however, there are times that a particular use at a location is not allowed according to the Zoning Code.

Light Intrusion: Lights should not shine into rights-of-way or onto adjacent properties. 

Maintenance of Landscaping: Development of commercial property will include an approved landscape plan. Landscaping at the site is required to match the approved plan and continue to be maintained and sustained at the property.

Parking Standards: Every use type has a requirement for off-street parking spaces and are required to be shown on an approved site or development plan. The parking spaces indicated on the plan are required to be installed at the property.

Screening/Fencing: Screening and/or fencing may be required according to an approved site or development plan and would be required to be installed at the property.

Signage: Signs are allowed throughout the City to varying degrees depending on the type of zone and the amount of acreage. For what type of signs are allowed at a property, contact Kurt Schmitt, Sign Specialist at (719) 385-5072 or at kschmitt@springsgov.com.

Tent Sales/Promotional Activity: Temporary sales may occur outside of buildings however a permit is required to do so. Click here for more information.

Compliance with approved Development Plan: When a development plan is approved, the site is required to be built and maintained as shown on that plan.