Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

The purpose of the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (PDF) is to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas by provisions designed to:

  1. Restrict or prohibit uses which are dangerous to health, safety, and property due to water or erosion hazards, or which result in damaging increases in erosion or in flood heights or velocities
  2. Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction
  3. Control the alteration of natural floodplains, stream channels, and natural protective barriers which are involved in the accommodation of flood waters
  4. Control filling, grading, dredging, and other development which may increase erosion or flood damage
  5. Prevent or regulate the construction of flood barriers which will unnaturally divert flood waters or which may increase flood hazards to other lands.

Mobile Home Park Ordinance

The Mobile Home Park Ordinance (PDF) establishes the methods and standards for: regulating mobile homes in development of mobile home parks; defining certain terms used; providing for the method of administration and amendment; requiring the installation of certain improvements; and providing penalties for violation; repealing and conflicting.

Noise Ordinance

The Noise Ordinance (PDF) protects the public and safeguards the health, safety, welfare, peace, dignity, comfort and repose of the citizens of the County, by regulating and prohibiting the existence of unreasonably loud or disturbing noises.

Road Naming and Addressing Ordinance

Establishes the placement and erection of uniform road signs throughout Wilkes County, and to eliminate further duplication of road names promoting the safety and well-being of citizens. Read the Road Naming and Addressing Ordinance (PDF).

Subdivision Ordinance

The purpose of this Subdivision Ordinance (PDF) is to establish procedures and standards for the development and subdivision of real estate within Wilkes County in an effort to, among other things: insure proper legal description, identification, documentation, and recordation of real estate boundaries; further the orderly layout and appropriate use of land; provide safe, convenient and economic circulation of vehicular traffic; provide suitable building sites which drain properly and are readily accessible to emergency vehicles; assure the proper installation of roads and other improvements; promote the eventual elimination of unsafe or unsanitary conditions arising from undue concentration of population; and help conserve and protect the physical and economic resources of the County.

Watershed Ordinance

The purpose of this Watershed Ordinance (PDF) is to protect the quality of drinking water for Wilkes County by setting standards for the development that occurs within designated Public Water Supply Watershed areas. The intent is the establishment of watershed regulations reflecting the protection of critical environmental areas.

Wireless Communication Tower Ordinance

Encourages the orderly development of wireless communication technologies for the benefit of the County and its citizens. This ordinance also serves to protect the character and appearance of its communities. As a matter of public policy the County desires to encourage the delivery of new wireless technologies throughout the County while controlling the proliferation of communication towers. Such development activities will promote and protect the health, safety, prosperity and general welfare of persons living in Wilkes County. Read the Communication Tower Ordinance (PDF).

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning promotes the public health, safety, morals and general welfare; promoting. the orderly development of the county; lessening congestion in the roads and streets; securing safety from fire, panic, and other dangers; providing adequate light and air; preventing the overcrowding of land, avoiding undue concentration of population, and. facilitating the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, and other public requirements. View the Zoning Ordinance (PDF).

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