How do you determine if a use is legal nonconforming?

Our staff keeps records that can sometimes confirm that a particular structure was in place before a new regulation was passed. If we don’t have a record, the owner will need to provide some type of documentation from an independent third party that substantiates their claim, along with a site plan (a drawing that shows all uses and structures on the property in question).

If an owner can’t prove that a structure existed before the regulation in question was passed, they’ll need to comply with it. Please contact our office at 928-368-8696 if you think that your land use might be legal nonconforming, and we’ll begin searching our records.

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1. What is a legal nonconforming use?
2. How do you determine if a use is legal nonconforming?
3. What are conditional uses?
4. What is a conditional use permit?
5. How do I get a conditional use permit?
6. Can a conditional use permit be revoked or terminated?
7. What is a variance?
8. How do I get a variance?
9. What is a Planned Unit Development (PUD)?
10. What is a subdivision?
11. What is a minor land division?
12. What is a land split?