For the pur­pose of con­trol­ling future devel­op­ment of the Coun­ty and for the pro­mo­tion of the pub­lic health, safe­ty, com­fort, morals and wel­fare of per­sons liv­ing with­in the ter­ri­to­ry gov­erned, the pro­vi­sions and reg­u­la­tions here­after con­tained shall gov­ern the sub­di­vid­ing and plat­ting of lands lying with­in the area of juris­dic­tion of the County.

The rules and reg­u­la­tions gov­ern­ing plats and sub­di­vi­sion of land con­tained here­in shall apply with­in the Coun­ty as per­mit­ted with­in the project area, the extent of juris­dic­tion shall be deter­mined and agreed upon between the Coun­ty and the munic­i­pal­i­ty or munic­i­pal­i­ties con­cerned and as pro­vid­ed by State Statutes. Except in the case of resub­di­vi­sion, this Code shall not apply to any lot or lots form­ing a part of a sub­di­vi­sion record­ed in the office of the Coun­ty Recorder of Deeds pri­or to the effec­tive date of this Code. This Ordi­nance does not intend to repeal, annul or in any way impair or inter­fere with exist­ing pro­vi­sions of oth­er laws or ordi­nance, or inter­fere with restric­tive covenants run­ning with the land. Where this Ordi­nance impos­es a greater restric­tion upon the land than is imposed or required by such exist­ing pro­vi­sions of law, code, or restric­tive covenants, the pro­vi­sions of this Code shall con­trol.