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Grandfathered is another way to describe something that is considered existing and nonconforming. Grandfathered or existing non-conforming is a term used to describe a situation that existed prior to the adoption of a new ordinance or law.
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Yes. The City Codes can be found by clicking here. Ordinances that have been adopted but not yet codified can be found by going to the City’s Website and Clicking on Code of Ordinances.
A permit is required on any work on your house or property that is not maintenance or cosmetic. If you are building something new, such as a garage, shed, accessory building, deck with roof, house, or redesigning, remodeling, alteration, as in roof, window/doors, siding you will need a permit.
The City of Jonesboro Planning and Zoning Department suggest that you call (870) 932-0406 and set up a Pre-submittal Meeting for Commercial Application so that you can meet with all Departments to help answer all your questions. Pre-submittal meetings gives the opportunity to provide general comments on the feasibility of the proposal, discuss the specific land use procedure and fees required to process and review the application(s). The specific land development process will depend upon the type of development proposed, the location of the proposed development, and the applicable zoning resolution requirements.
Yes, if you are adding, modifying or altering your sign, it requires a permit.
Yes, all Banner Signs require permits and there are time limits on having them up for display.
This type of signage is prohibited in the City of Jonesboro. Off-premise signs are defined as signs, which advertise products, or businesses, which are not located on the same location as the sign. An owner's permission to place a sign on property does not allow having the use of the sign.
Yes, the City Code regulates the location, height, and material of any fence. Any fence that is leaning, sagging, or missing supports requires replacement or repairs. A fence permit is required for all new fencing. To obtain an Application for fencing and submitting please call the City of Jonesboro Planning and Zoning Department at (870) 932-0406.
Please contact the City of Jonesboro’s Planning Department at (870) 639-2032 and we will be glad to look that up for you. On the Website, you may view the City’s Zoning Map regarding properties within the City of Jonesboro. See Zoning Map by going here.
The City of Jonesboro does not provide legal determinations of suitability for real estate. Please refer to the City’s Zoning Ordinance for requirements for construction within the City limits. The City suggest that you hire a Civil Engineer or Land Surveyor to help apply the Local, County and State Requirements.
The City of Jonesboro zoning regulations establishes the uses that are allowable on the property, which can be found here or by calling the Planning and Zoning Department at (870) 932-0406.
Building setbacks are minimum distances by which any building or structure must be separated from a property line. These setbacks assure the adequate distance to provide for supply of utilities, drainage easements, fire protection and more generally to assure the health safety and general welfare of property owners.
Please contact the City of Jonesboro Planning and Zoning Department at (870) 932-0406. The Planning Department needs to look at each individual lot due to easements and setbacks that are filed on each lot due to plat filings.
The City of Jonesboro has minimum zoning standards concerning accessory structures (size restrictions, height, location and setback requirements. For more information concerning these standards and to obtain a Building Permit, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (870)932-0406.
The City of Jonesboro Zoning Ordinance states that only one dwelling may be placed on a lot or parcel of land. If you are wanting to construct a mother in law quarters etc., you can apply for a Conditional Use. Please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (870) 932-0406 for the application process.
If you have a pending permit under review, information about the permits status maybe obtained either at the Planning and Zoning Department (870) 932-0406 or in the Inspections Department (870) 933-4602.
Please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (870) 932-0406 and one of the planners will follow up with your request.
The City of Jonesboro has a Home-Based Business Permit. For any business that a person is wanting to open within their home, they must comply with the City of Jonesboro Codes, which limits the type of business’s that can be operated out of you home. Permitted Home Business’s typically involve office use without employee’s, inventory or storage. Please contact the City of Jonesboro Planning and Zoning Department to apply for a Home-Based Business at (870) 932-0406.