Ohio, USA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013
The Planning and Zoning Resource Corporation, PZR, now recognizes zoning land use districts in Ohio through their zoning due diligence reports. Zoning and land use regulations help ensure cities and towns will grow and change in a managed, predictable way to help safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the general public. Essentially, zoning is the division of land into districts with a common intent. These districts have uniform zoning regulations including those on land use, height, setbacks, lot size, density, coverage, and floor area ratio (FAR).
Business and individuals must have the appropriate zoning before they can build on a land or modify an existing building structure. If the land developer builds on a property not zoned for the proposed development, the contractor or developer must obtain the proper zoning by filing an application for zoning change.
In general, Ohio cities and towns have defined districts based on land use such as: central area, commercial service and industrial, mixed use, multiple commercial, office, residential, retail.
Regional building inspection divisions in Ohio generally ensure that all construction activity is proceeding with defined zoning laws. Field services provide for the enforcement of building, consumer affairs, fire code, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, zoning, certificate of occupancy, and sign code requirements through inspection of private development activities. Enforcements are made on new building construction, additions, remodeling, and changes in property usage.
The Planning and Zoning Resource Company is the nation’s largest provider of zoning due diligence and analysis while being the sole provider and creator of the PZR Report. PZR provides its clients with zoning report formats that are supported by municipal documentations that produces reliable, independently confirmed statements that speaks to the compliance of property’s existing use, setbacks, height, density and parking. Their research includes specific zoning designation of the site as established by the current municipal code, uses allowed under the zoning designation established by the zoning ordinance, minimum setback requirements, building height and story requirements for compliance, minimum parking requirements and special circumstances that are in need on consideration. Additionally, PZR specializes in document acquisition for zoning and building code documents in all 50 states.