What does that zone designation mean?

Once you have determined the zone designation of your property, you can search the applicable code by clicking Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance (Title 20). For example, the zoning requirements for a property zoned R5A or Rural 1 unit / 5 acres can be located by going to Title 20 and selecting Chapter 20.36 Rural (R) District.

Dependent on the zone, each district will describe the allowable uses and development standards (building height, setbacks / buffers, lot coverage, density requirements, etc.).

Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance (Title 20)

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1. How do I find out the zoning of my property?
2. What does that zone designation mean?
3. How can I find the building setbacks for my property?
4. What is the difference between a legal lot of record and a taxable lot?
5. Can my property be subdivided?
6. Can I have a second home on my property?
7. What is an administrative use permit?
8. What is a zoning conditional use permit?
9. Can I schedule a zoning pre-application meeting?
10. How do I rezone my property?