Matrix of Base Zoning Districts

  • Conservation District: CD
  • Rural Residential District: RRD
  • Agricultural District: AD
  • Traditional Rural District: TRD
  • Residential District: RD
  • Lake Residential District: LRD
  • Community Commercial: CCD
  • Highway Commercial District: HCD
  • Industrial District: ID
  • Agricultural Residential District: ARD
  • Public and Recreational Lands District: PRLD
  • Mixed Use District: MUD
  • Planned Development District: PDD
Agricultural production, crops, livestock, andpoultryPPXPPXXXXXXX
Agricultural production, crops, livestock, and poultry
(excluding commercial chicken houses, commercial hog parlors, and commercial feed lots)
Agricultural support services-veterinarians, kennels, feed/seeds, supply stores, implements, etcPPPXPXXXPPPX
Auction housesPPSXPXXXCCXC
Auditorium / Indoor Public AssemblyPSXXXXXXPPXX
Bed and Breakfast InnsPCPSPXSSCPXX
Building and Trade Contractors, including materials and supply usesPPSXXXXXPPPP
Cemeteries and accessory usesPPPPPXPXCPPP
Civic, fraternal, professional, & politicalorganizationsPPPXPXSXPPXP
Commercial Fishing, Hunting & TrappingPPSSSSXXXXXX
Communications towersSSSSSSXXSSSS
Conservation subdivisionsCCCSCXCCXCXC
Convenience stores (excluding motor vehicle services)PSSXSXXXPPPP
Correctional facilities and half-way housesXXXXXXXXXXSX
Day Care Facilities (all ages)PPSXSXSSPPXS
Distribution and other WarehousesPPXXXXXXSPPS
Educational buildings, and Research Facilities (all types)SSXSSPSXPPPS
Emergency servicesPPPXPXPPPPPP
Farm and roadside marketsPPPPPPXXPPXX
Financial ServicesPSXXXXXXPPXP
Forestry / SilviculturePPPPPPPPPPPP
Fuel supply servicesXPXXXXXXSPPS
Funeral homes & servicesXXXXXXXXPPXP
Golf courses , country clubs, driving rangesSXSXXXPPXPXX
Government buildings (excluding correctional facilities)PSXSPPPXPPPP
Greenhouses, nurseries, and landscape commerical servicesPPPSPXXXPPPP
Gun and Archery clubs and shooting rangesSSXSSXXXXSXX
Health care services, service retail, and emergency short term sheltersPPSXPXXXPPXP
Home occupations and businessesCCCCCXCCCCXC
Hotels, Motels, & InnsSSXXXXXXPPXX
Laundry & dry cleaning servicesPXXXXXXXPPXS
Light ManufacturingPSXXXXXXSPPS
Liquor stores and barsXXXXXXXXSSXS
Lumber & saw mills (permanent)PPXXXXXXXXPX
Lumber & saw mills (portable)PPPPPPPPPPPP
Manufactured Home DealerXXXXXXXXXPPX
Heavy ManufacturingXXXXXXXXXSPX
Mini storage or mini warehousesXXXXXXXXPPPX
Mixed Use Buildings and parcelsPPXXPXSXPPXP
Motor vehicle parking & garages (as a principal business use)XXXXXXXXPPPX
Motor vehicle sales and rentalSXXXXXXXPPPX
Motor vehicle services and repairPPPXXXXXCPPC
Motor vehicle services and gas stations (excluding truck stops)PPXXPXXXPPPP
Multi-family residential development (structures containing 5 or more residential units)PXSXXXSSSPXS
Multi-family residential development (structures containing no more than 4 residential units)PXSXXXPSSSXP
Museums, cultural centers, historical sites, sightseeing, & similar institutionsPPPSPPPXPPXP
Office uses, generalPXXXXXSXPPXP
Places of worshipPPPPPPPPPPSP
Public, Private, and Commercial parks and recreation, camping or social facilitiesPPPSPPPSPPXX
Public & private utilitiesPPPPPPXXPPPP
Railroad stationsPXXXXXXXPPPX
Residential care facilitiesSXXXSXSXPPXS
Restaurants (up to 2,500 square feet)CPSXCXXXPPSP
Restaurants (greater than 2,500 square feet)SSXXSXXXPPSS
Retail uses (up to 5,000 square feet)PSSXPXXXPPPP
Retail uses (5,000-50,000 square feet)SXXXSXXXXPPS
Retail uses (greater than 50,000 square feet)XXXXXXXXXPSX
Salvage yard, Junkyard, & Recycling OperationsSSXXXXXXXXPX
Single-family detached residentialPPPPPXPPPPXP
Single-family subdivisions (10 units or less)PSPXPXPPPXXP
Single-family subdivisions (more than 10 units)SXXXXXPPSXXS
Solid waste landfill and Waste Management Services; (excluding hazardous waste)SSXXXXXXXXSX
Taxidermy, slaughter houses & wild game processingPPSSPXXXSSXX
Waste management services (excluding hazardous waste)SSXXXXXXXXPX
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  • X - not permitted
  • P - permitted
  • C - conditional use(permitted if conditions are met)
  • S - special exception(approved by Board of Zoning Appeals)

All parcels in Oconee County are zoned Control Free (CFD) until rezoned through one of the three rezoning methods outlined in the ZEO. The use of parcels in the CFD is not limited; however, applicable zoning overlay standards, adopted performance standards, codes, and other county-enforced rules and regulations must be met.

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