What is zoning?

Zoning is the process of dividing land in a municipality into zoning districts. Examples of different zoning districts in the R.M. include AG – Agricultural, CR1 – Country Residential 1, C – Commercial, and M1 – Light Industrial.

Regulations for each zoning district specify which land uses are prohibited, permitted or discretionary. Each zoning district may have regulations or standards such as the dimension of new lots or parcels of land, the size, location, dimensions and types of buildings and provisions for required parking. Knowing what your land is zoned is the first step in determining what types of development you can consider.

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1. What is zoning?
2. What is my Zoning District? What is my Policy Area?
3. What is a Zoning Compliance Certificate?
4. How do I apply for a Zoning Compliance Certificate?
5. What is a Surveyor's Real Property Report?