Zoning is a tool used to regulate the use of land in Kenosha County in a manner that serves to promote the general welfare of its citizens, the quality of the environment and the conservation of its resources. Zoning also implements a land use plan. Zoning in and of itself is the delineation of areas or zones into specific districts which provides uniform regulations and requirements that govern the use, placement, spacing, and size of land and buildings. The Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development, Division of County Development administers the zoning maps and the zoning ordinance for the unincorporated areas of Kenosha County, including the Towns of Brighton, Paris, Randall, Somers and Wheatland.The zoning districts are delineated on maps that have been adopted by the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors and the towns that partner in zoning.The regulations and requirements for zoning districts and land use are encompassed within an ordinance of which in Kenosha County is called the Kenosha County General Zoning and Shoreland/Floodplain Zoning Ordinance. This ordinance is alsoChapter 12of the Municipal Code of Kenosha County.This data is updated on an as-needed basis, as zoning changes are made.