Zoning Map Law and Legal Definition
Zoning map means a map which shows the various zoning districts in the state. Generally a zoning map is created by a zoning ordinance and is always kept current. Zoning map will show the number of districts, into which the locality is divided, and the status and usage of each district. In addition, a zoning map must contain sufficient information to permit a person of ordinary intelligence to locate on the map any specific legally described tract of land, and to determine with reasonable accuracy and precision the boundaries of any zoning district.
In Pink v. Shaler Twp., 2006 Pa. Dist. & Cnty. Dec. LEXIS 91 (Pa. C.P. 2006), the court held that “A municipality has a duty to create a zoning map that clearly delineates zoning district boundaries so that individuals can rely on the zoning map when making land use decisions. A municipality that fails to create a zoning map that clearly delineates zoning district boundaries may not place the onus of that failure upon an applicant.” The court further held that “Official zoning maps that are adopted by a municipality are a part of the municipality's zoning ordinance.”