City of Birmingham
Updated through March, 2000
Chapter 126 ZONING
ARTICLE II. DEFINITIONS
Sec. 126-26. Definitions
Tattoo parlor means an establishment offering tattoo services including
the creation of marks or figures upon the human body, by insertion of
pigment under the skin or by production of scars, or otherwise.
Use, accessory, means a subordinate use which is customarily incidental
to the principal use on the same lot. In case a question arises as to
the degree of incidentalness or length of custom, the board of zoning
appeals shall rule. Accessory uses taking place on not more than two occasions
per calendar year for not more than 48 hours on each occasion are not
subject to the regulations of this chapter (see Use, principal).
Use, principal, means the primary and chief purpose for which a lot is
used, which use is conducted within a principal building, or as otherwise
specified by this chapter (see Use, accessory, Building, principal, Building,
accessory and Lot).
Uses, regulated, means certain uses which are declared to be potentially
detrimental and to have the possible effect of downgrading and blighting
the surrounding neighborhood, particularly when concentrated in one area.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following are declared to be regulated
- Adult bookstores.
- Adult motion picture theaters.
- Pool or billiard halls.
- Dance halls.
- Motorcycle sales and rental agencies.
- Tractor and garden vehicle sales and rental agencies.
- Massage facilities and massage schools.
- Modeling studios.
- Bathing establishments.
- Mechanical amusement devices.
- Tattoo parlors.
- Electronic video games.
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