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Zoning ordinance

Zoning ordinance
A law controlling the use of land in a certain area

Zoning laws restrict the size of a lot, a building’s height and how a property can be used. Zoning laws divide the land in a given area into residential, commercial, industrial and rural districts. In general, a residential zone is broken down into single-family, multifamily and mobile home districts. Commercial areas are divided into retail, office and wholesale space.

See: Police power