Partial Zoning Law and Legal Definition

Partial zoning means zoning around a single area, in which a part of the area is zoned as one type of zone, while the remainder of the area is kept undisturbed or zoned as another type of zone. Since partial zoning contradicts the comprehensive zoning plan, it is generally treated as invalid. It is also termed as piece meal zoning or split zoning.

Partial zoning can occur in a number of ways such as when it is done intentionally as part of a rezoning study, when property owner purchases additional property and combines it with another property under one property identification number, or when it occurs from historic anomaly or error.