Zoning Provisions Encyclopedia

Chapter: Compliance and Applicability

Certificate of Occupancy/Development Permit

No land is to be used or occupied, and no building or structure which has been erected or altered is to be used or changed in use, in whole or in part, until a Certificate of Occupancy has been issued by the Zoning Administrator...

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Certificate of Zoning Compliance

No building or structure hereafter constructed, erected or altered shall be occupied or used in whole or in part for any use whatsoever, and no change of use of any building or structure or part thereof, or of any land, shall hereafter be made, until a certificate of zoning compliance has been issued by the […]

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Change In Use

A change of tenants or occupants of any premises or building shall not be deemed to affect the use of the premises. A use or occupation of land, building, structure, excavation, lot or premises or any activity in connection therewith which, under the provisions of this By-law, is not permissible within the Zone in which […]

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Compliance With This By-law

No person shall within the Township of Universal use any land or erect or use any building or structure except in conformity with the provisions of this By-law respecting the zone in which such land, building or structure is located or respecting the zone in which it is proposed to erect the building or structure. […]

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Exemption From By-law For Municipality

City agencies shall be exempt for the provisions of this ordinance when the city council makes the following findings: That reasonable attempts have been made to comply with the regulations of the zoning ordinance; That the strict and literal interpretation and enforcement of the zoning ordinance would inhibit the agency’s ability to maintain the public […]

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Licenses, Permits and Conflict/Compliance With Other By-laws

The rules, regulations and requirements contained herein shall apply to all properties and lands located within the corporate limits of the town as they now exist, or as they may hereafter be enlarged or diminished. Where the provisions in this By-law conflict with those of any other municipal or provincial/state requirements, the higher or more […]

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Public Acquisition

No person shall be deemed to have contravened any provision of this By-law by reason of the fact that any part or parts of any lot has or have been conveyed to or acquired by any Public Authority.

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Right of Entry

The authority having jurisdiction to enforce this By-law, or any person acting under his/her instructions, is hereby authorized to enter and inspect, at all reasonable hours and upon producing proper identification, any property on or in respect of which he/she believes is in contravention of this By-law. The Township Clerk or any officer or employee […]

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Severability Provision

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this By-law is for any reason found invalid by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this By-law. A decision of a court that one or more of the provisions of this By-law […]

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Specific Activities For Constituting Development

For purposes of this by-law, the following activities shall not be considered to be development, unless otherwise specifically noted herein. Transfer of Title. A transfer of title to land not involving the division of land into parcels. Leases and Easements. The creation or termination of leases and easements concerning development of land, or other rights, […]

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