Spot Zoning Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Spot Zoning, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Spot Zoning?

(n) Spot zoning is the provision by which a spot or a small portion of the area within an zone established for any specific category is permitted as a different zone than the category in which it surrounds. For example permitting a small portion of a residential zone as a commercial zone.