Decatur Alabama Zoning Map

The Zoning Map for the City of Decatur in Alabama divides the city’s real estate into zones based on land use and building regulations.

The Zoning Ordinance divides the city based on zoning, land use and building regulations information.

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Quick Stats: Decatur’s Most Common Zones

Agricultural - AG-1


30.04% Land Coverage

17,404 Area

General Industrial - M-2


13.68% Land Coverage

7,924 Area

Single Family Residential - R-2


11.4% Land Coverage

6,602 Area

Single Family Residential - R-1


8.48% Land Coverage

4,916 Area

Agricultural - AG-2


8.06% Land Coverage

4,668 Area

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Decatur, Alabama Zoning Districts Explained

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Zone Code Zone Name
AG-1 Agricultural
AG-2 Agricultural
B-1 Local Shopping Business
B-2-H General Business Historic District
B-2 General Business
B-3R Riverfront Commercial
B-3 Tourist Commercial Business
B-4 Regional Shopping Business
B-5-H Central Business Historic District
B-5 Central Business
B-6-H Office Business Historic District
B-6 Office Business
I-D-H Institutional Historic District
I-D Institutional
M-1A Light Industrial
M-1 Light Industrial
M-2 General Industrial
M-C Medical Center
PRD-6 Planned Residential Development
PRD-7 Planned Residential Development
PRD-8 Planned Residential Development
R-1E Single Family Residential
R-1 Single Family Residential
R-2 Single Family Residential
R-3-H Single Family Residential Historic District
R-3 Single Family Residential
R-4-H Multi Family Residential Historic District
R-4 Multi Family Residential
R-5 Single Family Patio Home Residential
R-6 Single Family Semi Attached Residential
R-MH Single Family Manufactured Housing District
RD-2 Redevelopment District
RD Redevelopment District

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What is Zoning?

Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities, determining what can be built where and what activities can take place in a neighborhood. Zoning is how cities control the development and use of land. Zoning defines the legally permitted and prohibited uses of a piece of land, determining if plot of land can be used for commercial, industrial, residential or agricultural purposes. Essentially, it determines what can and cannot be built on a property.

Zoning and Real Estate Values

Zoning is the first stage of the home life cycle and a key influence on all other stages. Zillow has identified that zoning regulations are so important that they impact home values. Zillow Research found that home values grew most in markets with the strictest land use regulations. Home values in the most restrictive metropolitan areas grew an average of 23.4%, more than double the home value appreciation in the least restrictive metros. Zoning regulations are determined locally and some cities can have more restrictive regulation systems than others. However, within a city’s zoning system individual zones can be more restrictive and less restrictive, including different single family zones.

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