Zoning Updates: What Do I Need To Know?

The Cincinnati Zoning Code determines where different kinds of buildings and uses (homes, offices, manufacturing, etc.) can exist.

The City of Cincinnati is revising its Zoning Code and Zoning Maps to help achieve the plans that residents, businesses and developers created for their neighborhoods.

Most single-family properties will not change.

Why Is The City Making These Changes?

Updates to the Zoning Code and Zoning Maps are one step in creating a Land Development Code. The Land Development Code will streamline regulations and make development easier for residents and businesses by creating better coordination between the Zoning Code, Building Code and permitting process.

These updates are one of the tasks in Plan Cincinnati, the City's comprehensive plan created by thousands of residents over a three-year period.

NOTE: This is just a first draft. We will go through multiple drafts -- and get your comments at every stage -- before the Land Development Code is taken to the City Planning Commission and City Council for final approval.

How To Participate
Zoning Updates: How To Participate

You know your neighborhood best. Now through August 1, we want to hear from you.

Schedule an in-person appointment or send your feedback online!

Map: Look Up Your Zoning
Map: Look Up Your Zoning

Look up your address to find out if your zoning might change. Then, tell us what you think!

Compare: Side-by-Side Maps
Compare: Side-by-Side Maps

See your neighborhood's Existing Zoning and Proposed Zoning side by side, and tell us what you think.

View The Draft Land Development Code
View The Draft Land Development Code

View the entire draft of the Land Development Code, and easily compare the existing Zoning Code to the new Land Development Code. Then, give us your comments!

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about the Land Development Code.

Other Zoning Information

Find other zoning information, such as special administrative reviews, the Zoning Hearing Examiner, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and how to report Zoning Code violations.