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Zoning

What is Zoning?
Zoning is the classification of land into districts. The purpose of zoning is to regulate the use of land including the use, placement, size of buildings, and yard requirements. A zoning law consists of two parts:

  1. A zoning map shows the boundaries of the various districts.

  2. A written text (called a City of Cape Coral Land Use and Development Regulations (LUDRs) sets forth the regulations applicable to each district. Zoning regulations are to protect and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the public.

Zoning is the primary means of trying to ensure that land uses are compatible with each other.
--> Click here for a list of Zoning's Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

The City's Planning Division Zoning Team can help to:
  1.  Answer any questions regarding the completion of your Zoning compliance application. 
  2.  Help you distinguish your property's Zoning and/or Future Land use designation.
  3.  Help you obtain your commercial sign permits. 
  4.  Help you obtain your Certificate of Zoning Compliance. 
  5.  Sign off on your Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco application.

How to Find Your Zoning
  1. How do I find my Zoning? Click this link CapeIMS
  2. Enter the address in ( 1234 SW 1ST ST ) format (below). 
    1. Click on the parcel, and see a pop-up box appear (below). This information box will contain data including owner information, Flood zone data, Eagle zone information, property restrictions, and property loan payoffs. Scroll down to find the Future land use and Zoning information specific to this property.
  3. CAPE IMS ADDRESS PHOTO - Copy - Copy
  4.  USPS CAPE IMS INFO - Copy (2)

WHAT USES ARE ALLOWED IN EACH ZONING DISTRICT?
  1.  Click this link,  Article 4
  2.  Go to table 4.1.6, page 12 
  3.  Scroll through the table of permitted uses & certain prohibited uses per district
WHAT DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS ARE THERE FOR EACH ZONING DISTRICT?
  1.  Development regulations such as setbacks, height requirements, etc. can be found in Article 4 of our Land Development Code.
  2. Development regulations for specific uses pertaining to fences, sheds, garages, etc., can be found in Article 5 of our Land Development Code.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE OF ZONING COMPLIANCE (CZC) or BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT (BTR)? 
  1.  Contact our Customer service representatives at either 239-239-574-0584 or 239-573-3177.
FOR SIGN PERMITS: 
  1.  Regulations for signs are found in Article 7 of our Land Development Code. For more questions contact our Zoning team at 239-574-0584.
REFER TO THE DOCUMENT CENTER BELOW FOR ALL APPLICATIONS

Zoning Team Contact Information
planningquestions@capecoral.gov
239-574-0553


Zoning Document Center
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GUIDELINES / FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS1 document

  • Zoning Compliance - Frequently Asked Questions.pdf
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ZONING / FUTURE LAND USE MAPS2 documents

  • Zoning Map
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  • Future Land Use map
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APPLICATIONS AND FORMS10 documents

  • Banner - Inflatable Permit Application.pdf
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  • Use Energov to apply for Temporary Storage Permits
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  • Zoning Compliance Application
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  • Sign Permit Application.pdf
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Home Based Business Zoning Compliance Application1 document

  • Home Based Business Zoning Compliance Application.pdf
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Medical Marijuana Addendum and Checklist3 documents

  • MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY CHECKLIST (REV 11-29-2022).pdf
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  • Pharmacy Addendum Medical Marijuana.pdf
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  • Authorization to Represent Business Owner.pdf
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Temporary Storage Container Application (POD)1 document

  • Use Energov to apply for POD permits
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TENT and Seasonal Permit Application1 document

  • TENT and Seasonal Permit - Application.pdf
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