Section .0300 ‑ Junkyard Control

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Published: 2015

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(a)  For purposes of the Junkyard Control Act, unzoned

industrial area shall mean the land occupied by the regularly used building,

parking lot, storage or processing area of an industrial activity, and that

land within 1,000 feet thereof which is:

(1)           located on the same side of the highway as

the principal part of said activity; and

(2)           not predominantly used for residential or

commercial purposes; and

(3)           not zoned by state or local law, regulation

or ordinance.

(b)  "Industrial activities," for purposes of this

definition, shall mean those permitted only in industrial zones, or in less

restrictive zones by the nearest zoning authority within the state, or

prohibited by said authority but generally recognized as industrial by other

zoning authorities within the state, except that none of the following shall be

considered industrial activities:

(1)           outdoor advertising structures;

(2)           agricultural activities including ranching,

farming, grazing and such necessarily related activities as are generally

carried on by a farmer on his own premises, including, but not limited to,

wayside fresh produce stands;

(3)           forestry activities which include growing

of timber, thinning, felling and logging of timber or pulpwood;

(4)           transient or temporary activities;

(5)           activities not visible from the traffic

lanes of the main‑traveled way;

(6)           activities more than 1,000 feet from the

nearest edge of the right of way;

(7)           activities conducted in a building

principally used as a residence;

(8)           railroad tracts other than yards, minor

sidings, and passenger depots;

(9)           junkyards, as defined in Section 136, Title

23, United States Code.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 136‑151;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.