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Table of Contents "Unofficial" Zoning Code (2002)
Please note that the City of Sarasota Zoning Code is amended by Ordinance periodically.

The "unofficial" version of the Zoning Code is maintained by city staff and is updated as Ordinances are adopted.  This version of the Code has been updated through June 6, 2011.

ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

      Division 1.             General Provisions

ARTICLE II. DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION

      Division 1.             Rules of Construction

      Division 2.             Definitions

      Division 3.             Description of Use Categories

ARTICLE III. DECISION MAKING AND ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES

      Division 1.             City Commission

      Division 2.             Planning Board

      Division 3.             Board of Adjustment

      Division 4.             Historic Preservation Board

      Division 5.             Public Art Committee

      Division 6.             Development Review Committee

      Division 7.             Neighborhood and Development Services Department

      Division 8.             City Auditor and Clerk

      Division 9.             RESERVED

      Division 10.           Department of Public Works

      Division 11.           Special Magistrate

ARTICLE IV. DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCEDURES.

      Division 1.             Required Permits and Approvals; Fees

      Division 2.             General Procedures

      Division 3.             Permitted Uses

      Division 4.             Adult Use Permits

      Division 5.             Site Plan

      Division 6.             Variances

      Division 7.             Administrative Appeals

      Division 8.             Historic Designation

      Division 9.             Conditional Uses

      Division 10.           Subdivisions/Plats

      Division 11.           Rezonings

      Division 12.           Zoning Text Amendments

      Division 13.           Vacation of Streets And Rights-of-Way

      Division 14.           Comprehensive Plan Amendments

      Division 15.           Development Agreements

      Division 16.           Developments of Regional Impact

      Division 17.           Government (G) Zone Waivers

      Division 18.           Provisional Use Permit

      Division 19.           Site Plans, Administrative Interpretations & Adjustments in Downtown Zone Districts

ARTICLE V. VESTED RIGHTS AND NON-CONFORMITIES.

      Division 1.             Vested Rights and Non-conformities

      Division 2.             Nonconformities Resulting from Exercise of Power of Eminent Domain

ARTICLE VI. ZONE DISTRICTS

      Division 1.             General

      Division 2.             Residential Single Family

      Division 3.             Residential Multiple Family

      Division 4.             Office

      Division 5.             Commercial

      Division 6.             Production Intensive Commercial

      Division 7.             Special Purpose

      Division 8.             Open Space, Recreation and Conservation

      Division 9.             Special Public Interest Overlay Districts

      Division 10.           Downtown Zone Districts 

ARTICLE VII. REGULATIONS OF GENERAL APPLICABILITY

      Division 1.             Signs

      Division 2.             Off-Street Parking and Loading

      Division 3.             Transitional Buffers, Landscaping and Vegetation

      Division 3.B.          Landscaping Exhibits

      Division 3.1.          Tree Protection

      Division 4.             Areas of Special Flood Hazard

      Division 5.             RESERVED

      Division 6.             Use Standards

      Division 7.             Public Art

      Division 8.             RESERVED

      Division 9.             Accessory Structure and Uses

      Division 10.           Environmental Performance Standards

      Division 11.           Fences

      Division 12.           Encroachments

      Division 13.           Waterfront Property and Docks

      Division 14.           Miscellaneous Standards

      Division 15.           RESERVED

      Division 16.           Annexation

ARTICLE VIII. ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDING AND PENALITIES

      Division 1.             Enforcement

APPENDIX

      Appendix A           Concurrency Calculation Methodology

      Appendix B           Ownership Identification Procedures

      Appendix C           (Reserved)

      Appendix D           Advisory Community Design Guidelines

 

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