The Northport Planning-Inspections Department is responsible for enforcing the Subdivision and Zoning Ordinances of the City of Northport. This includes checking all plats and building permits for subdivision and zoning compliance. The Planning-Inspections Department is responsible for carrying out comprehensive planning for the City of Northport and it's planning jurisdiction.
Planning-Inspections is also your guide for all construction, renovation and development needs. This department also protects the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Northport by enforcing building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical gas and fire standards. We review building plans for construction, issue all construction and renovation permits and inspect all construction and renovation work. A judicial body within the department hears appeals on violations of city codes or ordinances.
Northport's Planning-Inspections department also provides staff support to the Northport Planning and Zoning Commission, Northport Historic Preservation Commission, and the Northport Zoning Board of Adjustment.
|2012 City of Northport Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance|
|Article / File||Description||Active Date|
|Cover Pages||Cover Page, Acknowledgements, Table of Contents||April 2, 2012|
|Article I||Establishes the purpose, intent, and jurisdiction of the zoning ordinance||April 2, 2012|
|Article II||Defines words, terms, and phrases contained within the zoning ordinance||April 2, 2012|
|Article III||Establishes and generally defines the zoning districts||April 2, 2012|
|Article IV||Establishes uses and standards within districts; non-residential setbacks, etc; open space; traffic management||November 19, 2012|
|Article V||Landscaping requirements||November 19, 2012|
|Article VI||Detailed regulations, including bulk, layout, residential setbacks and lot areas, etc.||November 19, 2012|
|Article VII||Specific regulations for the city's downtown, riverfront, and surrounding historic neighborhoods||April 2, 2012|
|Article VIII||Sign Regulations||April 2, 2012|
|Article IX||Regulations regarding nonconforming structures, lots, and uses||April 2, 2012|
|Article X||The procedures required for obtaining development approval; site plans, subdivisions, conditional uses, zoning certificates, certificates of occupancy, etc.||November 19, 2012|
|Article XI||The powers and duties of city officials and the Planning Commision and Zoning Board of Adjustment; variances, amendments, appeals||April 2, 2012|
|Figures||Figures and drawings referenced throughout the ordinance||April 2, 2012|
|Appendix A||Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance||January 6, 2014|
|Appendix B||Street Classification System|