There are five different categories of zoning: residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and public (special use).
Residential zoning is based on density which limits the number of dwelling units allowed per acre of land. Commercial zoning is based on the degree of intensity of use and it stipulates the parking requirements as well as size and height of improvements. Industrial zoning controls the pollutants, air emissions and waste water discharges that result from manufacturing or production processes. Agricultural zoning is land for agricultural use. And public zoning applies to government-owned land for use such as schools, courthouses, parks, and other public facilities.
If you live in Charlotte County, FL you can go to the following web site for the current planning and zoning at: http://www.charlottecountyfl.com/GrowthManagement/PlanningZoning/currentPZ.asp. Current Planning and Zoning is part of the Building and Growth Management Department and consists of the Site Plan Review, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and other zoning services.
It is a good idea to check with zoning for the following types of items: residential fence installation, temporary uses such as special events, temporary advertising devices, commercial name changes, tent permits, model home flags, landscaping, trees, sheds, docks, lifts, seawalls, piers, excavations, and ponds as well as applying for any variances.
Tammy Hayes, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL – email@example.com