Article 4. AG – Agriculture District

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Section 4.1. INTENT.
The intent of the Agricultural District is to preserve land best suited for agriculture (especially prime agricultural soils) from the encroachment of incompatible uses and to preserve, in agricultural use, land suited to eventual development in other uses pending proper timing for economical and practical provisions of streets, utilities and other community facilities which may be provided as to ensure the orderly and beneficial conversion of these lands to nonagricultural use. However, those uses which are deemed unreasonably offensive to the surrounding area or to the community by reasons of noise, dust, smoke, odor, traffic, physical appearance or other similar factors are not permitted.


Within the (AG) Agricultural District, unless otherwise provided, only the following uses, buildings or structures shall be permitted by right.

Agriculture/Conservation Uses

Residential Uses

Civic Uses

Critical Area Crop production Farm

Farm Dwelling, Principal Farm Dwelling, Support

Housing Horticulture

Residential Animal Raising Stables Undeveloped/Unimproved Land Water Control, Irrigation or

Retention Basins

Wildlife Management Areas

Single Family Residential

– When it is only the owner or renter of a farm or associated with agricultural purposes.

Cemetery Government/Public Services Local Utility Services

Park and Recreation Services



Certain uses may be permitted in the (AG) Agricultural District subject to specific conditions and requirements as outlined and approved by the Board of Adjustment intending to make them compatible with and acceptable to adjacent uses.

Agriculture/Conservation Uses

Residential Uses

Industrial Uses

Animal Production

– It is unlawful to keep livestock within the city except by written consent of the City Council

Commercial Farm Operation

Relocated Residential

– When it is the owner or renter of a farm or associated with agricultural purposes.

Resource Extraction

Fertilizer or Chemical Storage Fuel Storage

Commercial Uses

Civic Uses

Communication Services (See Section 16.10)

Kennel, public

Outdoor Entertainment and Recreation Wind Energy Device (See Section 16.11)

Aviation Facilities Major Utility Facilities Religious Assembly Safety Services



Permitted accessory uses shall not be the principal structure on any lot, and accessory uses are to remain incidental and secondary in size, use, and nature to the principal permitted use. Accessory uses shall also comply the provisions of Section 16.2. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted.

  • Essential services
  • Private garage or carport
  • Barns and other agricultural related buildings
  • Private parking lots
  • Radio, television, satellite dish, and other similar receiving antennas for personal use. Communication services and other devices or structures intended for commercial use are considered a conditional use and shall comply with the provisions of Section 16.10.
  • Personal utility sheds, garden buildings or greenhouses not used for commercial purposes
  • Roadside stands for the sale of agricultural products or other products produced on the premises.
  • Kennel, private
  • Home occupations in compliance with Section 16.5.
  • Temporary buildings for uses incidental to construction, in which buildings shall be removed upon completion or abandonment of construction, and in compliance with Section 16.4.
  • Accessory uses and buildings customarily incidental and subordinate to the permitted uses and structures.



The following requirements shall be provided for light and open space around permitted and conditional uses, buildings and structures in the (AG) Agricultural District, and subject to the Supplemental District Regulations.

  • Lot Area – 1 acre – minimum lot area
  • Lot Width – 150 feet – minimum lot width
  • Front Yard – 50 feet – minimum required setback
  • Rear Yard – 50 feet – minimum required setback
  • Side Yard – 25 feet – minimum required setback Street Side Yard (Corner Lot) – 50 feet – minimum required setback
  • Height – 35 feet maximum height for dwellings and non-agricultural buildings and structures. No limitation for agricultural buildings provided that no structure shall be permitted to extend into approach zones, clear zones or other restricted air space required for the protection of any public airport.
  • Residential Density – Not more than one (1) principal residential dwelling unit per lot, and not more than one (1) agricultural support housing per lot.

No minimum requirements for local utility facilities and essential services, except that buildings or other above-ground structures or devices constructed in support of utilities or essential services must comply with minimum yard setback requirements. All residential dwelling units must be constructed in compliance with the Residential Dwelling Standards outlined in Section 16.7.



Off-street parking and loading requirements shall be required for activities in the (AG) Agricultural District in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 of this ordinance.



Sign regulations shall be required for activities in the (AG) Agricultural District in accordance with the provisions of Article 18 of the ordinance.



Zoning permits shall be required in accordance with the provisions of Section 21.3 of this ordinance.


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