Zoning affects every property; it regulates the types and sizes of structures, how far back they must be from property lines, and their uses. Zoning also regulates all uses of properties – everything from factories to fences. If you are thinking about buying a property, using a property, starting a business, building anything, installing a sign, etc., it is a good idea to call and make sure the idea is compatible with zoning. No question is a bad question!
Zoning regulations exist for several reasons: to preserve property values by ensuring that nearby property uses are compatible with each other, to ensure property owner’s ability to use, enjoy, and sell their property is not damaged by activities of neighboring properties, to promote new development that is compatible with the character of the community and the new or existing infrastructure of the community.