Realty and Mortgage Terms and Definitions
Zone - A geographic area reserved and defined by local ordinance for specific limited use. Zones are almost always subject to certain restrictions or conditions.
Zoning - The local government's specifications for the use of property in certain areas.
Zoning map - A map of the local geographic area that defines current zoning designations and land use.
Zoning Ordinances - The acts of an authorized local government establishing building codes, and setting regulations for property usage.