Zoning Definitions for Land Surveyors

zone, intertidal—The region between mean high water and mean low water; the littoral or foreshore.

zoning—A means of regulating land use by which a community exercises the police power to ensure that the land uses of the community are properly situated in relation to one another and that adequate space is provided for all types of development, in the interest of protecting the public health, welfare, and safety. See also map, zoning; ordinance, zoning.

zoning, spot—A condition in which there is a nonconforming use permitted in an area zoned for a specific purpose.

zoning map—See map, zoning; ordinance, zoning; zoning.

zoning ordinance—See ordinance, zoning; map, zoning; zoning

Source: NSPS “Definitions of Surveying and Related Terms“, used with permission.

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