Town of Antrim, NH
Article I - General Provisions
(Adopted March 14, 1989)
ARTICLE I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
(Adopted March 14, 1989)

A.      Short Title

This Ordinance shall be known as the “Antrim Zoning Ordinance.”

The accompanying map is a part of this Ordinance and shall be known as the “Antrim Zoning Map”. The official map for administrative purposes is on record at the Town Hall.

B.      Purpose

The regulations of the “Zoning Ordinance” are made in accordance with the Town’s Master Plan and designed:

1.      To secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers.

2.      To promote health and the general welfare.

3.      To provide adequate light and air.

4.      To prevent the overcrowding of land.

To avoid undue congestion of the population.

To facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and
other public requirements.

Such regulations are also made with consideration to the character of the districts set forth and their suitability for particular uses, and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the Town.

C.      Scope

The “Zoning Ordinance” regulates within the boundaries of the Town of Antrim, New Hampshire:

1.      The height and size of buildings and other structures.

2.      The percentage of the lot that may be occupied.

3.      The size of yards, courts, and other open spaces.

The density of population.

The location and use of buildings, structures and land  for trade, industry, residence or other purposes.

The establishment of building lines upon any or all public roads or highways.

The amount, location and size of parking and loading facilities required for business, industry, residence or other purposes.

Establishes standards for development and review and approval processes for same.

D.      Application

In applying the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance they shall be held to be the minimum requirements as they shall apply to the use and/or occupancy of all buildings, other structures and/or lots. Where the Zoning Ordinance imposes greater restriction than those of any statute, other ordinance or regulation, the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance shall govern. The Zoning Ordinance is not intended to interfere with any covenant or other agreement between private parties. However, where the Zoning Ordinance imposes greater restrictions than those imposed by any such easement, covenant or agreement, the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance shall govern. Where any such easement, covenant or other agreement imposes greater restrictions than those imposed by the Zoning Ordinance, those shall govern.

E.      Warning and Disclaimer of Liability

This Ordinance is enacted to protect and promote the public health and general welfare. Accordingly, it is and is hereby declared to be the intent of the Planning Board that no private rights of any kind or nature shall be created by this Ordinance or any permit issued hereunder. The issuance of any such permit is not to be relied upon by the applicant or any other person as a finding that the work and method or manner of performing the same complies with all applicable safety standards, laws, rules, codes and regulations governing same, nor shall such approval be relied upon for any other reason whatsoever, except as expressly set forth in this Ordinance. A permit issued as required by this Ordinance is not intended and shall not, in any manner be construed or held to be an approval, guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind on the part of the Town or any officer, agent or employee thereof, concerning the efficiency, adequacy, suitability and safety of that which is authorized by said permit.

This Ordinance shall not create any liability to any person on the part of the Town, or any officer, agent or employee thereof for any and all injuries and damages that may result from reliance on this Ordinance or any permit issued or decision made hereunder.

Updated 12/2/03