What Is A Zoning Violation (Land Use Code Violation)?

Any violation of the regulations contained in the Elbert County Regulations and Ordinances. Common violations include:

  • when and if a home occupation is allowed
  • excessive junk, rubbish, and debris
  • wrecked, inoperable, unregistered vehicles
  • the use of RVs
  • when and if “tiny houses” are allowed
  • the number of horses and pet animals allowed on a parcel
  • when and if multiple dwellings are allowed on a parcel
  • whether a particular use is allowed in a certain zoning district
  • location and usage of signs, etc.
  • construction without permit

Some of these issues are complicated and often vary by situation. Please use the links provided below for a general description of some of these issues. You may contact the Planning Department at 303-621-3136 or by email to ask questions regarding your specific situation. You may also call 720-595-3613 and ask for the Zoning Compliance staff.

If there is a violation of the Land Use Code, the Code Compliance staff member will notify the Planning Department and have the owner/tenant seek approval for the use that is not currently allowed. This can sometimes take several months to accomplish.

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1. What Is A Zoning Violation (Land Use Code Violation)?
2. Am I Allowed To Have A Home Occupation?
3. Are Short-Term Vacation Rentals Allowed?
4. Am I Allowed To Have A ‘Tiny-House’?
5. Does The County Regulate Landlord/Tenant Issues?
6. Does The County Regulate The Maintenance Of Properties?
7. Can I Live In A Recreational Vehicle (RV)?
8. Can I Store A RV On My Property?
9. Is There a Limit On How Many People Can Live In A Residence?
10. My Neighbor has a Bunch of “Junk” Cars on His Lot. Is this Allowed?
11. My Neighbor Accused Me Of Having Too Much Junk And Trash On My Property. It Is Not Junk To Me. Can The County Make Me Remove Anything?
12. My Neighbor Is Using His Property As A Dump Site. How Do I Report This?
13. Can I Change the Use of My Barn or Storage Building to a Residence? What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
14. What is an Illegal Dwelling Unit?
15. How Many Horses Am I Allowed To Have?
16. How Many Pet Animals Am I Allowed To Have?
17. Can I Use My Old Single or Double-Wide Mobile Home for Storage?
18. Why Is There A Sign Code?