Urbana Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map

The Urbana Zoning Ordinance is one of the main tools the City uses to regulate development. Each property within the City is assigned to one of 21 residential, commercial or industrial zoning districts. Different regulations, permitted uses, and other requirements are outlined for each zoning district. The Official Zoning Map depicts the current zoning for every property in the City.

Occassionally, the Zoning Ordinance is amended by an ordinance adopted by the City Council. Such amendments may include new regulations, or clarifications and/or deletion of existing regulations. Individual property owners may request variances to the Zoning Ordinance, or request that their property be rezoned to another zoning district. These requests are reviewed by staff to determine if they are consistent with the goals and policies outlined in the City's current comprehensive plan. The request is then reviewed by either the Zoning Board of Appeals, or the Urbana Plan Commission and Urbana City Council.

The Urbana Comprehensive Plan helps guide zoning decisions in the City. A number of future land uses are identified by the plan to illustrate the City's desired development patterns, but the Comprehensive Plan does not carry the same regulatory power as the Zoning Ordinance does.

A paper copy of the Urbana Zoning Ordinance and/or the Official Zoning Map  can be obtained at Community Development Services Department for a fee. Please send your request to or (217)384-2440, and someone will contact you will the current fee and arrange pick-up or mailing.

Below is a link to a PDF of the Urbana Zoning Ordinance.


The Urbana Zoning Map can be accessed in two places: through a basic interactive map here, and through the CCGISC Interactive Web Map (details below).

On the CCGISC map, the Urbana Zoning layer is accessible by selecting "Additional Overlay Layers" and then "Urbana Zoning".

PDF icon Urbana Zoning Ordinance5.37 MB
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