Auto Repair

 

1. What is Minor Automotive Repair?

2. Is Minor Vehicle Repair Permitted at Residences?

3. What is Major Automotive Repair?

4. Is Major Automotive Repair Permitted at Residences?

5. Why is Code Enforcement Concerned About Residential Automotive Repair?


 1. What is Minor Automotive Repair?

    • Brake part replacement
    • Minor tune-ups
    • Change of oil and filter
    • Repair of flat tires
    • Lubrication
    • Other similar operations
      (See section 5.2.0.B of the Zoning Code)

2. Is Minor Vehicle Repair Permitted at Residences?

Yes. However, it is unlawful for any person to engage in, or permit others to engage in, minor vehicle repair or maintenance in any agricultural, agricultural-residential, residential, interim estate and interim residential zones under any of the following circumstances:

    1. Using tools not normally found in a residence;

    2. Conducted on vehicles registered to persons, not currently residing on the lot or parcel;

    3. Conducted outside a fully enclosed garage and resulting in any vehicle being inoperable for a period in excess of twenty-four hours.
      (See section 5.2.0.B of the Zoning Code)

3. What is Major Automotive Repair?

Any vehicle repair or maintenance other than “minor vehicle repair” to include any body or painting work of vehicles or vehicle parts operations.
(See section 5.2.0.B of the Zoning Code)

4. Is Major Automotive Repair Permitted at Residences?

No. It is unlawful for any person to engage in, or permit others to engage in, major repair or maintenance of vehicles in any agricultural, agricultural-residential, residential, interim agricultural holding, interim estate or interim residential zones.
(See section 5.2.0.B of the Zoning Code)

5. Why is Code Enforcement Concerned About Residential Automotive Repair?

The chemicals involved in major automobile repair can pollute our neighborhoods and endanger the health and wellbeing of our residents. Furthermore, this kind of activity increases vehicle traffic and the visual impact can negatively impact property values.​