Private Zoning Law and Legal Definition

Private zoning refers to those private agreements in which restrictive covenant clause or provision is adopted to restrict the use and occupancy of real property. Private zoning often covers the matters such as lot size, building lines, architectural specifications, and property uses. Private zoning is most effective in reducing the agency problem in urban land use. The most well-known example of private zoning is the Houston’s system of deed restrictions. Further, private zoning also takes place every time when a gas station is located on a major thoroughfare, and not in a side street, and when a glue factory is priced out of a residential neighborhood.