Zoning is the method the government uses to explain what uses are available for the property that you own. Zoning is designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public. For instance, you don’t want a power plant necessarily right next to a school or a neighborhood. Each property has a zoning classification which tells you what you can do with that property. For instance, a single-family home would have single-family home residential zoning. A video store may have commercial zoning. There’s agricultural zoning and all different types of zoning that can affect your property.