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Email: Chapter 8A, Article 7, Section 1

§8A-7-1. Authority for zoning ordinance.

(a) The governing body of a municipality or a county may regulate land use within its jurisdiction by:

(1) Adopting a comprehensive plan;

(2) Working with the planning commission and the public to develop a zoning ordinance; and

(3) Enacting a zoning ordinance.

(b) A zoning ordinance may cover a county's entire jurisdiction or parts of its jurisdiction.

(c) A zoning ordinance shall cover a municipality's entire jurisdiction.

(d) A municipality may adopt, by reference, the zoning ordinance of the county in which it is located.