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What is zoning?
The purpose of the City of Geneva Zoning Ordinance is to protect and promote the public health, safety, morals, comfort, and general welfare. This purpose is fulfilled through the establishment of zoning districts, development regulations, development review procedures, and performance standards. The City of Geneva is divided into 26 zoning districts. Each zoning district establishes a specific list of allowable uses and a set of lot and area requirements. Some zoning districts also establish specific development standards designed to protect the purpose and intent of that district.

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1. What is zoning?
2. What are Residential Areas 1 & 2? How are they different?
3. How do I request a zoning verification letter?
4. Can I subdivide my property?
5. Is my property conforming or nonconforming? What does this mean?
6. Can I operate a business out of my home?
7. How do I get a survey of my property?
8. How are setbacks measured?
9. What are the allowed uses on my property?
10. How do I find out the zoning for my property?