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What's the Difference?

Zoning Codes vs. Building Codes

What is a Zoning Code?

What is a Zoning Code?

Zoning codes are land use regulations that define what is allowed to be built and where it can be built.

Municipalities use zoning codes to separate land under their jurisdictions into zones of allowable development. In some cases, a municipality will publish a zoning map.

Essentially, zoning laws determine which types of properties can coexist in different areas of the city.

What is a Building Code?

What is a Building Code?

Unlike the Zoning Code, which applies different rules to different types of properties, the Building Code applies to all properties equally.

Generally, the building code applies to dimensional standards and best practices for the construction phase of a project.

Refer to this body of information during the application process to become familiar with the criteria against which your plans will be evaluated.

Zoning codes are land use regulations that define what is allowed to be built and where it can be built.

Municipalities use zoning codes to separate land under their jurisdictions into zones of allowable development. In some cases, a municipality will publish a zoning map.

Essentially, zoning laws determine which types of properties can coexist in different areas of the city.

Unlike the Zoning Code, which applies different rules to different types of properties, the Building Code applies to all properties equally.

Generally, the building code applies to dimensional standards and best practices for the construction phase of a project.

Refer to this body of information during the application process to become familiar with the criteria against which your plans will be evaluated.

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