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Zoning Codes

Why does zoning matter?

Because zoning affects your property, neighborhood, and City. Additionally, a zoning code should provide a framework for sensible, fair and smart land use planning. On August 22, 2012, a new zoning code went into effect for the City of Philadelphia. This first comprehensive rewrite of the code in 50 years was a product of a thorough civic engagement process involving neighborhood, government, business, professional and civic leaders that was led by the City’s appointed Zoning Code Commission (ZCC).

City of Philadelphia: Zoning Administrative Manual

City of Philadelphia Zoning Code: Quick Reference Guide