Zoning Resolution

Jefferson County Zoning Resolution header

Zoning provides for the orderly growth of communities through the designation of areas for each type of development such as residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial. All four types of activity are essential to the economy of an area, and yet it is not desirable for the enterprises which produce odors, noise, dust or smoke to be located in the midst of a heavily populated residential district. Zoning allows ample area for all activities while maintaining property values through the designation of specific areas for each. The Zoning Resolution was originally adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on May 6, 1946.

Zoning Resolution Adopted January 18, 2022

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Approved Fence and Shed Regulation Revisions

The following changes were approved by the Board of County Commissioners on May 10, 2022.

  1. There is no longer a requirement for a Fence Permit in unincorporated Jefferson County.
  2. There is no longer a requirement for a Miscellaneous Permit for mini-structures/sheds up to 200 square feet in unincorporated Jefferson County.
  3. The new side setback requirement in the Residential-One (R-1) zone district has changed from 15 feet to a 5-foot minimum on each side, but a combined setback of 15 feet. 

The regulation changes with red-marks are below and will be reflected in an updated version of the Zoning Resolution as soon as possible.
Section 2 – General Provisions and Regulations
Section 19 – Accessory Uses
Section 30 – Residential District

Individual Sections of the Zoning Resolution

Supporting Documents