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Ordinances

The American Legal Publishing Online Library website contains local legislation through Ordinance 25-2011, and many of these ordinances may be of interest to Community and Development Services customers. Ordinances for the following categories may be found under TITLE XV: LAND USAGE.

  • Trailers and Trailer Parks
  • Zoning
  • Enterprise Zone
  • Landmarks and Historic Districts
  • Dilapidated Structures

Listed below are ordinances that may be of interest to Community and Development Services customers.

Right of Way Ordinance (40-2006). This ordinance states the rules, regulations, and required permits for construction within the right-of-way.

Landscaping Ordinance (24-2007). This ordinance states landscaping requirements for developments subject to site plan review, multi-family structures, developments using the planned unit development (P.U.D.) or zero lot line (Z.L.L.), and certain industrial or commercial developments.

Zoning and Building Permit Fees Ordinance (26-2007) This ordinance lists an updated fee schedule for Zoning and Building Permits.

Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Ordinance (37-2007) This ordinance is part of a federally mandated Phase II Storm Water program to protect water quality by regulating erosion and sediment control measures at construction sites. A Grading and Clearing Permit or an EPSC Plan may be required.

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Ordinance (36-2007) This ordinance is part of a federally mandated Phase II Storm Water program to protect water quality by controlling connections to the storm sewer and establishing procedures for detecting and eliminating illicit discharges to the storm sewer. A Drainage System Connection Permit may be required.

Basic Property Maintenance Code (25-2006) This ordinance outlines minimum building maintenance and repair standards for all structures within the city, and describes enforcement procedures and penalties.

Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (16-2008) This ordinance repeals Chapter 151 of the City of Hopkinsville, Kentucky Code of Ordinances and adopts a new chapter pertaining to flood damage prevention. This ordinance adopts by reference the revised flood plain maps effective September 17, 2008.