What development does zoning allow?

Individual zoning classifications affect all residential structures such as dwellings, home additions, fences, swimming pools, and garages, as well as all commercial and other structures like offices, barns and lumber mills.

Zoning regulations also control what is allowed in specific areas of the City. For example, a property owner typically can conduct a business in a commercial area but not in a residential area except under limited conditions. Similarly, industrial uses are allowed in industrial areas and limited in agricultural areas.

Zoning regulations also contain combining zones and other standards may also apply to a property. The purpose of the Zoning Regulations is to implement the City's general plan in part by regulating development in accordance with this plan. At the same time, they also help to minimize conflicts resulting from incompatible uses.

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1. What is an assessor’s parcel number?
2. What is a zoning classification?
3. What development does zoning allow?
4. What is a land use designation?
5. What are building setbacks?
6. What is the minimum parcel size?
7. What permits are required to build, rebuild or remodel a house?
8. Can I place a manufactured home on my property?
9. Are second dwelling units allowed on a property?
10. How tall can a fence be built?
11. Can I remove trees from a property?
12. Are there any easements that affect a property?
13. What is a nonconforming structure or use?
14. If an old structure burns down, can it be rebuilt?
15. Can a house be remodeled if it does not meet the required setbacks?
16. Can a parcel be subdivided?
17. What is the basic process for getting a building permit?
18. What is the basic process for getting a planning permit?
19. What are typical fees for planning permit?
20. How do I get help applying for a planning permit?
21. What is the difference between a principally permitted use and a conditionally permitted use?
22. What is the process for annexing a parcel into a City?
23. Does the County enforce covenants, conditions, or restrictions in subdivisions?
24. What Should I do before I dig?