Zoning regulations specify whether zones can be used for residential,commercial, institutional or open space purposes, that may also regulate lot size, placement, bulk (or density) and the height of structures. 

Zoning consists of dividing a particular region of land into districts or zones and specifying the types of land uses that are allowed and prohibited for each zone. This is performed by the County and is typically specific to certain unincorporated areas. Zoning, in its basic form, attempts to separate residential property use from other property uses.