Zoning ordinances and maps classify land into “Districts” (e.g., Rural Lands, Commercial), according to the land use designations in the adopted Comprehensive Plan. Each zoning district contains requirements and standards that govern the use and development of land within that district. Zoning ordinances generally include: the uses permitted in each district; lot sizes and density; building height and setbacks; size of building; and parking requirements. Additional standards may cover issues i.e., buffering incompatible uses, signs, etc. The classification of each parcel of land is indicated on the County’s Official Zoning Map.
The following Zoning District Ordinances and Official Zoning Map, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners, are Effective September 1, 2011. Please note due to the codification process some Ordinances will not be reflected in the Benton County Code until codified.
All Zoning and Title 11 inquiries must be directed to the Benton County Planning Department, 509-786-5612.
Zoning Display Maps by Planning Area
Other Ordinances that were amended*:
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