The occupancy requirement is contained mostly within §17-55, Definitions, of the Zoning Ordinance, and is a combination of the definitions of a dwelling unit and the definition of family.
Dwelling unit means any dwelling designed, occupied or intended for occupancy by a single-family unit. A structure or part of a structure shall be considered a dwelling unit where any one of the following elements are proposed or present:
(1) A full bath, except where (a) the full bath is the primary use of the structure, and (b) no other area of the structure may be readily inhabited (i.e. a stand-alone bath house); or
(2) A range, oven, stove, broiler, or other like cooking appliance generally designed for permanent installation; or
(3) A separate power meter, except where the building official has determined that power could not be safely supplied from an existing meter; or
(4) A separate water meter or connection to a well.
Family means an individual; or two or more persons related by blood or marriage living together; or a group of individuals, of not more than three persons, not related by blood or marriage but living together as a single housekeeping unit.
Willie Wilson is our inspector for our area. He can be reached at 545-3435 or ten.csaibmulocnull@nosliwew.