What does legal nonconforming mean?

First, nonconforming means that the subject does not conform to current regulations; and therefore, is in violation of those regulations. In order to qualify as legal and still be nonconforming, the situation which does not meet current regulation must have lawfully existed before those regulations were effective. Once qualified, a legal nonconforming (grandfathered) situation exists.

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1. What does legal nonconforming mean?
2. This building is over 30 years old, is it legal nonconforming?
3. What is a legal nonconforming use?
4. How do you determine if a use is legal non-conforming?
5. What do I need to do to establish a legal nonconforming use or circumstance?