LAW 516-001 – Property II

Nonconforming Use

A nonconforming use is a pre-existing use that does not conform to the zoning ordinance but is grandfathered in.

This prevents the community from dictating what a private individual can do with his land.

However, nonconforming uses cannot be expanded. This is to encourage the landowner to move to a properly zoned area and to promote the ultimate elimination of nonconforming uses.