Can a small town tell a mechanic shop they can't have cars outside the shop or even work on them outside?

Question Details: The town decided to tell 3 mechanic shops that they cant have cars outside there shop and they can't work on anything outside their shop. Further, their bay doors need to be shut all times. For years they never had a problem now they do. They said they would issue a fine if we didn't comply. It will shut us all down.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you go to and retain an attorney to represent you.