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What does it mean when a property is zoned R5?

Asked by Bastied, Carroll Park, Philadelphia, PA Sat Oct 30, 2010

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Hello Bastied,

You also can get some helpful information from http://www.zoningmatters.org/node/294


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Hello Bastied, Edmund Nailed it ....refer to the American Legal Publishing - Online Library- Chapter 14-200 by clicking on the link below regarding your specific zoning inquiry.


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the others have given you useful information. The best thing to do is to check with the city or suburb that you will be buying in.
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Zoning ordinances and regulations are laws that define and restrict how you can use your property. Cities, counties, townships and other local governments adopt zoning plans, which are territorial land use regulations, in order to set development standards to assure that land is used for the common good. Zoning laws come into play on every single real estate development, regardless of how big or small, including examples of property zoning and their potential real estate tax laws implications. So if you are thinking about buying property or making improvements to property you already own, you’d better be sure you understand the zoning restrictions before you commit to anything.

Please refer to Chapter 14-200 by clicking on the link below regarding your specific zoning inquiry.
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Hi There...
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It mostly mean the home is Residental Zoned but alway's Double check. go to http://www.philly.gov an look it up first the young lady is right it might be different depending on city or town that your in.
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Each township, town, and city has its own zoning. Some is the same or similar, but you must first identify what town or township you fall in. Then go to the zoning office to get the exact answer.

If you are in the City of Philadelphia then that is one thing, but in a suburb or township, the meaning will likely be different.
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R5 is a unique zoning
Single family dwelling, detached
Single family dwelling, semi-detached
Place of worship, detached
Place of worship, semi-detached

you can always order city cert at http://www.phila.gov
to make sure
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I would agree with Shawn... if you were talking about Peoria, AZ. Philadelphia is a bit different.

Here's the explanation of Philadelphia, PA R-5 property: http://www.phillyzoning.com/r-5/
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Hello, Bastied,

Zoning Classifications have different meanings in different areas. For example, in Philadelphia, R5 would be a residential area which could include twins, maybe some singles on smaller lots, etc., but NO commercial or industrial activity on the block or the property with this code. A row home would probably have an R9, R9A, R10 or R10A code

If this R5 was in a suburban area, then you would have to check with the municipality. I hope this helps you. If you have any further questions, just contact me.

Carol Cei
ReMax Action Realty
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