2016 Code of Alabama
Title 45 - LOCAL LAWS.
Chapter 2 - BALDWIN COUNTY.
Article 26 - Zoning and Planning.
Part 1 - Construction Setbacks.
Section 45-2-260 - Regulation of setbacks.
(a) This section shall apply only to Baldwin County.
(b) The Baldwin County Commission, through the county planning and zoning commission, shall regulate the construction setback from the centerline of any state or county public road or highway located outside the corporate limits of a municipality in Baldwin County.
(c) The provisions of this section do not apply to poles, facilities, structures, water, gas, sewer, electric, telephone, bill boards, or utility lines or other facilities of public utilities.
(d) The construction setback from any state or county public road or highway shall vary according to the highway functional classifications submitted by the Baldwin County Commission and approved by the Federal Highway Administration for Baldwin County.
(e) The functional classifications and the construction setbacks required for each classification are established as follows:
(1) Principal arterials require a 125 foot setback from the centerline of the right-of-way.
(2) Minor arterials require a 100 foot setback from the centerline of the right-of-way.
(3) Major collectors require a 75 foot setback from the centerline of the right-of-way.
(4) Minor collectors require a 50 foot setback from the centerline of the right-of-way.
(f) No permanent structure shall be erected or constructed within the designated construction setback.
(g) Any landowner or other aggrieved party may appeal any decision made pursuant to this section by filing notice with the Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission within a reasonable time after such decision. On such appeal, the Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission shall have authority to grant such relief as it may deem appropriate to remedy a gross inequity or extreme economic hardship as may be occasioned by strict enforcement of this section or any determination made pursuant to it. From the decision of the Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission, and within 30 days thereof, any party may appeal the decision to the Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama, for trial, de novo.
(h) The county may institute an appropriate civil action to prevent an unlawful setback or to otherwise enforce this section.
(i) The provisions of this section are supplemental to any laws or any rules, regulations, or ordinances, state or local, relating to the right-of-way and the construction setback along or near any county or state public road or highway outside the corporate limits of a municipality in Baldwin County.(Act 94-572, p. 1044, §§1-9.)
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