Any assumptions or representations regarding the zoning of a particular parcel of property should be verified with the local planning jurisdiction. This is particularly critical with the advent of growth management legislation. What might have been possible in the past or what is currently being done on the property next door or appears to be logical in light of land use policies may or may not be relevant to the proposed use of a particular piece of property. Further complications may arise from the fact that land use codes are currently being revised in many locations; the legal situation is likely to continue in a state of flux.

Zoning questions and issues are generally handled by the county or municipal planning department.