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The Zoning Ordinance is the legal charter by which the Hartford/Beaver Dam Joint Planning Commission operates.  It defines by statute the legal obligations residence have when beginning a construction project in either Hartford or Beaver Dam, KY.  It also provides authority to the Board of Commissioners, the Board of Adjustment, and the Administrative Officer to execute and enforce the Zoning Ordinance.  

Below are four of the key articles in the Zoning Ordinance, with links to frequently used sections. You may also obtain a hard copy of the complete ordinance from the Hartford/Beaver Dam Joint Planning Commission or you may read the entire ordinance here on the website by clicking: Zoning Ordinance and/or Subdivision Regulations.

City maps are also available by clicking: Beaver Dam City Map, Hartford City Map.

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Article III: Administration and Enforcements

Article IV: Use, Density and Dimensional Requirements

Article VI: Zoning Permits

  • Lot Frontage/Lot Size

    • Agricultural Standards (A1)

    • Residence Standards (R1, R2, and R3)

    • Business Standards (B1, B2, and B3)

Article VIII: Board of Adjustments

If your use is not listed or you have site-specific questions,  please call the Hartford/Beaver Dam Joint Planning Commission office at 270-256-5798.  Office hours: 1:30 pm-4:00pm, Monday-Friday.

NOTICE: The Hartford/Beaver Dam Joint Planning Commission encourages use of this site (www.occzoning.com). We hope you find it helpful and convenient. However please be aware of the following: 

The information presented may not include all recent changes. In the case of meeting warnings and agendas, note the last-update date, and call the Joint Planning Commission if you have questions. 

Minutes and other documents that may be available from this site are not Official copies and also may not include all recent changes. Official copies can be obtained by contacting the either the Hartford or Beaver Dam City Hall. 

Zoning information and related resources contained herein provide preliminary answers to basic zoning questions, but does not provide a full review under the Hartford/Beaver Dam Joint Planning ordinance.  While, many zoning questions can be answered with a phone call to the Joint Planning Commission, most zoning and building permit permit applicants, or their representatives, should plan on visiting the Hartford/Beaver Dam Joint Planning Commission office to get proper and complete review of their application.

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