Zoning Administration

The zoning office interprets the regulations contained in the zoning ordinance, including land use based on zoning districts, the number of parking spaces required, and the size and placement of signs. The zoning office accepts applications for rezoning requests, special exceptions, variances, home occupation permits, and subdivision plat review. Petitions for annulments and annexation are also submitted to the zoning office for review prior to council action.


The zoning administrator provides technical assistance and staff support to the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment.

ZoningThumb    Planning & Zoning Property Browser
Web Mapping Application by Gadsden GIS.
Interactive property browser, with measure, mark up, swipe and printing capabilities, to view zoning boundaries, design review districts and other planning & building districts within the City of Gadsden.