Zoning Ordinance Resources

District Regulations

Zoning Verifications

The city does not issue zoning verification letters. Use the Scottsdale Interactive Map to determine parcel zoning information.

Special Zoning Districts

Environmentally Sensitive Lands Overlay (ESL) & Natural Area Open Space (NAOS)

The intent and purpose of the ESL is to identify and protect environmentally sensitive lands in the City and to promote public health and safety by controlling development on these lands.


Foothills Overlay (F-O)

The Foothills Overlay (F-O)links to external site zoning district recognizes and preserves the rural desert character in the low density lands.

Foothills Overlay (F-O)

Character Area Plans

Character Area Plans are components of the General Plan that are used to guide future development and revitalization within specific areas of the city.

Character Area Plans

Scenic Corridors & Streetscapes

Scenic Corridors are major thoroughfares designated by the General Plan to have scenic desert landscape setbacks, providing a sense of openness for the community.

Scenic Corridors & Streetscapes

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