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Zoning

The City of Roanoke's Zoning Ordinance is contained in Chapter 36.2 of the Roanoke City Code. To view the zoning ordinance, visit the City Code web page and search for Chapter 36.2.

Below are amendments to the zoning ordinance that have not yet been incorporated into the City Code web page.

2014 Zoning update 10-20-14.pdf2014 Zoning update 10-20-14.pdf

The Official Zoning Map, which delineates the location and boundaries of the zoning districts, is a series of electronic maps which can be accessed on the City’s Real Estate GIS website. The Planning & Zoning Layers consists of 15 layers. The layers pertinent to zoning include Zoning, Sign Overlay, Design Overlay, and Historic Districts.

To search for the zoning designation of a property:
  • Click the Search tab in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Select Search Method (tax number or street name)
  • Enter parcel number (7-digit tax map number) or street address (enter only street number and street name; do not enter St., Ave., Rd., Ln., etc.)
  • Double-click on the appropriate listing under Results. The parcel will be highlighted on the map and property information will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  • To display zoning designations on the map, select Map Layers followed by Planning & Zoning Layers and select base and overlays zones to find your parcel's designation.
  • Access legends for the zoning designations by expanding the drop-down box of the appropriate layer.
Other useful links:
  • Request for Modification to Provision of Zoning Ordinance (Administrative modification approved by Zoning Administrator)
  • Download an application to request a Zoning Verification from the City's Zoning Administrator.