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The Control of Land Use with Zoning Codes and Permits


There are three basic elements in the discussion of the control of land use. For details on each, take the links:

Land Use - The Plan: Municipalities develop master plans for the use of their land, traffic, commercial and residential areas, as well as community schools and parks.
Zoning Codes: Zoning codes, laws or ordinances are developed to specify what land uses and building types that will be allowed in certain areas.
Zoning Permits: Zoning permits are a tool to enforce zoning ordinances. Permits must be granted for all uses and structures.

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