Zoning ordinances divide a town, city, village, or county into separate residential, commercial, and industrial districts, thereby preserving the desirable characteristics of each type of setting. These laws generally limit dimensions in each zone. Many regulations require certain building features and limit the number and location of parking and loading areas and the use of signs. Other regulations provide space for schools, parks, or other public facilities.

Zoning helps city planners bring about orderly growth and change. It controls population density and helps create attractive, healthful residential areas. In addition, zoning helpsassure property owners and residents that the characteristics of nearby areas will remain stable.

Zoning is not merely the division of a city into districts and the regulation of the structural and architectural designs of buildings within each district. It also requires consideration offuture growth and development, adequacy of drainage and storm sewers, public streets, pedestrian walkways, density of population, and many other factors that are within legislative competence.

Above, you will see a clickable zoning map for the City of Cedartown. Be sure to use the tool bar that appears on the bottom right of the screen to zoom in and out. (You can also zoom in and out by holding down your computer's Ctrl key while pressing the plus or minus key).

You will also see a link to our zoning ordinance. This information is delivered through and is accessible by simply clicking on the green "zoning ordinance" button.

For more information, contact Joseph Martin at (770) 748-3220, ext. 216.