General Zoning Info

In May 2009, Oconee County successfully implemented a citizen-initiated zoning enabling ordinance (ZEO). All land within the county is zoned in the Control Free District (CFD) until rezonings are requested by local citizens. The zoning program outlined in the ordinance allows citizens to request initial rezonings to any of thirteen other base zoning districts, defining their proposed zoning boundaries by either the "planning district method" or the "small area method". The small area method can either be defined as groups of contiguous tax parcels that total 50 acres or more or be defined by the boundaries of one or more platted subdivisions. The ordinance also grants authority to the County Council to rezone any or all parcels, by the county-initiated method.

The nineteen planning districts in the county follow the fire district boundaries. Over time, as the majority of citizens in the various parts of the unincorporated areas of Oconee County desire it, the program will increasingly provide the protection and management offered by more traditional zoning regulations.

Search Parcel Zoning:

You may search individual parcel zoning using the County's GIS Parcel Viewer.

Follow the link above then; either click the button in the upper left hand corner that says "Find a Parcel" then enter the TMS number with dashes, once the number pops up look for "+" beside the number, click it and scroll down for attributes, OR use the icon that looks like a magnifying glass to zoom to the parcel in question then use the letter "i" in circle to identify the parcel and click the downward pointing triangle to revel attributes.

Once you have found your parcel view the attributes of the parcel and scroll down to the "Zoning" classification and match the corresponding abbreviation with those listed below to determine the standards for the parcel in question.

Rezoning Request Applications:

  • Request Planning District Rezoning(Online)(PDF)
  • Small Area Rezoning(section 8.5.2)
    • Notice of Intent(Online)(PDF)
    • Sample Petition(PDF)
    • Sponsor Certification(PDF)
  • Subsequent Rezoning (section 8.6)

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