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19.06.110. Outdoor storage

            In addition to requirements found elsewhere in the Layton Municipal Code and laws of the State of Utah, all outdoor storage shall be done under the requirements of this Section.

            (1)        No yard or other open space around an existing building, or which is hereafter provided around any building for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this Title, shall be used for the storage of junk, trash, building materials, debris, inoperable vehicles or commercial equipment, fuel, and no other land shall be used for such purposes except as specifically permitted herein.

            (2)        All outdoor storage facilities, except for agricultural products, shall be enclosed by a fence or wall at least six feet (6') in height and impervious to sight.  No items may be stacked higher than the fence or wall of the enclosure unless expressly exempted elsewhere in this Title.

            (3)        No materials or waste shall be deposited upon any property in such form or manner that they may be transferred off such property by natural causes or forces.  All materials or wastes which might cause fumes or dust, or which constitute a fire hazard, or which may be edible by, or otherwise be attractive to rodents or insects may not be stored outdoors unless put in closed containers.

            (4)        Open storage of hay or other agricultural products shall be located not less than forty feet (40') from a public street, and fifty feet (50') from any dwelling on adjoining property; except, that any accessory building containing such products shall be located as required for all agricultural accessory buildings as provided for herein.

            (5)        Outdoor storage in the M-2 and M-1 zoning districts may exceed the height of six feet (6') when all surrounding properties have the same zone.  If a railroad right-of-way is adjacent to the property, storage may exceed six feet (6') upon Planning Commission approval.  The following shall be the criteria by which the Planning Commission shall approve the storage:

                        (a)        There is adequate screening to prevent any residential zoning districts across the railroad right-of-way from viewing the storage.

                        (b)        The storage is screened to prevent a view of the storage from a commuter rail train.  Screening can be accomplished by a change in grade, landscaping, or sight-obscuring fences and walls.  The Planning Commission may impose any other conditions designed to mitigate the impact of the storage.  In no case may storage exceed the height of fifteen feet (15').

            (6)        All automobile repair shops and reconditioning shops shall have all vehicles kept for repair for more than one (1) day, stored in an area screened from the view of any adjacent property or street.  Such screening shall be accomplished by placing said vehicles within an area surrounded by a solid, view obstructing fence or wall at least six feet (6') in height.  The Planning Commission may require higher fences or walls where deemed appropriate.  The storage area may not be used as a junkyard.  No items stored in the enclosed area may be stacked higher than the fence or wall of the enclosure.  Such facilities shall also meet the parking lot requirements of Section 19.12.100 of this Title.

            (7)        Vehicles, machinery, or equipment that stand above the height of six feet (6') do not need to be screened above six feet (6'), except as required by the Planning Commission or elsewhere in this Title.

            (8)        The storage of licensed, registered, and operable personal autos, recreational vehicles, and utility trailers is permitted in residential zoning districts and screening is not required.  Storage of these vehicles shall be subject to other requirements of this Code.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 97-19, Enacted, 4/17/1997
Ord. No. 01-39, Amended, 9/6/2001
Ord. No. 04-69, Recodified, 12/16/2004

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