Land Use describes the existing use of land as defined by the county Property Appraiser.
Future land use designations show land use types and densities that a county and/or city has determined to be the most desirable for a particular area. Future land use is meant to guide future development and re-development.
Zoning defines current allowable uses of land and characteristics of structures on the property such as building height.
In some counties, the county government provides unified land use, future land use, and zoning maps that cover the entire county. In other counties, the county government provides maps for the unincorporated areas, and each city is each responsible for maps within their jurisdiction.
Use land use and zoning information to:
If you are looking for Future Land Use and Zoning code descriptions, Municode has most Code of Ordinances online for city and county governments in Florida. The zoning descriptions are provided there more often than the future land use descriptions. Comprehensive plans are often available on local government websites and these contain detailed descriptions of future land use.
Florida Maps Online - View Future Land Use and Zoning designations online. Zoom to an address, view future land use, zoning outlines and labels, aerial photos, property boundaries, flood zones, wetlands, elevation, streets, and more. Print 8.5x11, 11x17 or 24x36 maps (landscape or portrait) on your printer. You can also search parcels by one or more land use codes.