Shoreland Zoning Ordinance


Section 10. Interpretation of District Boundaries

Where uncertainty exists as to the boundaries of districts as shown on the Official Shoreland Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply.

A. District boundary lines are property lines, the center lines of streets, roads and rights of way, and the boundaries of the shoreland zone.

B. Boundaries indicated as following shorelines shall be construed to follow such shorelines, and in the event of change in the shoreline shall be construed as moving with actual shoreline.

C. Sources for the delineation of the 100 year flood plain shall be the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps, or if such maps are not available, by flood elevation records or by soil types identifiable as recent flood plain soils.

D. Boundaries indicated as being parallel to, or extensions of features indicated in paragraphs A through C above shall be so construed.

E. Distances not specifically indicated on the Official Shoreland Zoning Map shall be determined by the scale of the map. Any conflict between the Official Shoreland Zoning Map and a description by metes and bounds in a deed shall be resolved in favor of metes and bounds.

F. Where a zoning district boundary line divides a lot or parcel of land of the same ownership, the regulations applicable to the less restricted portion of the lot may not be extended into the more restricted portion of the lot.

G. Where physical or cultural features existing on the ground are at variance with those shown on the Official Shoreland Zoning Map or where other circumstances not covered by subsections A through F above exist, the Board of Appeals shall interpret the district boundaries and shall be the final authority as to location of the boundaries.

Shoreland Zoning Ordinance
Amended March 2017