The purpose of zoning is to promote the health, safety, community-accepted standards or morals, and general welfare of the residents of Greenville, with a view toward conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the City.

Zoning regulations cover a variety of development issues including land use, dimensional requirements, parking, and signs. Zoning regulations and amendments should reflect the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan. For more information, view the Zoning Ordinance or Amendments to Zoning Ordinance.

In addition to the Zoning Ordinance, special rules and regulations have been adopted for the South Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Ordinance 06-161, Washington Lee Neighborhood Conservation District Ordinance 06-088, and the IH-30 Overlay District Ordinance 12-073.

Zoning Districts

In order to implement the Zoning Ordinance, the City is divided into 21 zoning districts. The geographical boundaries of each district are identified on a Zoning Map (which is currently being updated, please contact Community Development for the local zoning), maintained by the Community Development Department.