What are the Rules Regarding Violations of Land Development Ordinances in Biloxi, MS?

Land developments ordinances are created in order to maintain order and control development in Biloxi. For good or bad, individual landowners are not permitted to do whatever they like with their property, and homeowners are required to follow land development ordinances. Below you will find detailed information regarding violations of the Biloxi, MS land development ordinance.

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    1. PURPOSE

      This article establishes procedures through which the city seeks to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance and obtain corrections for Ordinance violations. It also sets forth the remedies and penalties that apply to violations of this Ordinance. The provisions of this chapter are intended to encourage the voluntary correction of violations, where possible.

    2. COMPLIANCE REQUIRED

      Compliance with all the procedures, standards, and other provisions of this Ordinance is required by all persons owning, developing, managing, using, or occupying land or structures in the city.

    3. VIOLATIONS
      1. VIOLATIONS GENERALLY
        1. Failure to Comply with Ordinance or Term or Condition of Approval Constitutes Ordinance Violation Any failure to comply with a standard, requirement, prohibition, or limitation imposed by this Ordinance, or the terms or conditions of any permit or other development approval or authorization granted in accordance with this Ordinance shall constitute a violation of this Ordinance punishable as provided in this article.
        2. Permits or Permit Approvals only Authorize Development Approved Permits or permit approvals issued by a decision-making body authorize only the use, arrangement, location, design, density or intensity, and development set forth in such permits or development approvals.
      2. SPECIFIC VIOLATIONS

        It shall be a violation of this Ordinance to undertake any activity contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, including but not limited to any of the following:

        1. Develop land or a structure without first obtaining all appropriate permits or development approvals, and complying with their terms and conditions.
        2. Occupy or use land or a structure without first obtaining all appropriate permits or development approvals, and complying with their terms and conditions.
        3. Subdivide land without first obtaining all appropriate permits or development approvals required to engage in subdivision, and complying with their terms and conditions.
        4. Excavate, grade, cut, clear, or undertake any land disturbing activity without first obtaining all appropriate permits and development approvals, and complying with their terms and conditions.
        5. Remove existing trees from a site or parcel of land without first obtaining appropriate permits and development approvals, and complying with their terms and conditions.
        6. Disturb any landscaped area or vegetation required by this Ordinance.
        7. Install, create, erect, alter, or maintain any sign without first obtaining the appropriate permits or development approvals, and complying with their terms and conditions.
        8. Fail to remove any sign installed, created, erected, or maintained in violation of this Ordinance, or for which the permit has expired.
        9. Create, expand, replace, or change any nonconformity except in compliance with this Ordinance.
        10. Reduce or diminish the requirements for development, design, or dimensional standards below the minimum required by this Ordinance.
        11. Increase the intensity or density of development, except in accordance with the standards of this Ordinance.
        12. Through any act or omission, fail to comply with any other provisions, procedures, or standards as required by this Ordinance

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