When building a structure, there are certain laws that apply. In some zones, you can only build certain types of buildings or you have to follow certain rules. For example, a condo complex has rules where you may only make certain updates to your home without getting permission from the homeowner’s association. In a historic district of a city, a committee may have to decide the repairs and remodeling you make to a historic house.
There are different types of zoning laws including the land use zoning and single-use zoning. Sometimes, the land can only be used for certain reasons. Bars and other places that serve alcoholic beverages may not be built near schools, nurseries and churches. Commercial property must be zoned for land that can be used for commercial reasons.