wex definitions

Zone of interests


The type of interests or concerns that a law is intended to regulate or protect. The law can be a constitutional provision or legislative statute. To have standing when challenging state action based on a law, the plaintiff's injury must...



Legislative act dividing a jurisdiction's land into sections and regulating different land uses in each section in accordance with a zoning ordinance.

Flexibility in Zoning

A number of devices allow governing boards to include...

Zoning ordinance


A municipal law that outlines permitted uses for various sections of land. Thus, some parts of a city may be dedicated to industrial use, while others may be set aside for residential or commercial use only. A zoning ordinance may also...