County and municipal laws that govern land use within designated districts, or zones. Zoning ordinances differ by municipality; zoning powers are granted to local governments by state legislatures through enabling acts. Generally, zoning ordinances regulate things such as density, open space, lot size, setbacks, building heights and styles, and natural resource protection. Zoning ordinances often designate allowable land uses on each specific parcel of land.
Added: Tue Dec 18 2007
Last Modified: Sun Jan 20 2008