Anything about the property that doesn’t comply with current zoning ordinances will be noted on the Certificate of Compliance. More than likely no corrective action will be required before the property is sold, but this is a way to inform the new owner of any items that are nonconforming to the zoning code. If the new owner wants to make alterations in the future, the items will have to be brought into compliance with our current ordinances.
For example, currently a driveway for a detached garage can be no wider than 10 feet. If the existing driveway is wider than 10 feet, it would be noted on the Certificate of Compliance. Then if the new owner wanted to replace the driveway, it would have to be reduced in size to the required 10-foot width.