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The Control of Land Use with Zoning Codes and Permits

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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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