To determine the answer, first identify the location of the subject property, and then find it on a City Zoning Map, determine the zoning designation. Then refer to the Zoning Ordinance for permitted uses or call 256-772-5630.
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Call the Planning Department at 256-772-5630. Application forms may be found on the Planning Department’s website. Rezoning is a 90 to 120 day process so please plan your schedule accordingly. Due to State-mandated legal advertising requirements, it is not possible to make this process any shorter.
Click on the "Starting a Business" or call the Planning Department at (256) 772-5630 and we can assist you. Also visit the Madison Chamber of Commerce website (below). The Chamber and the City will work together to see that you get all the information and resources you need to make an informed decision on your business location, and in many cases, can direct you to sources of business assistance, financing, and incentive packages.
The City does not file copies of surveys. However, we do have many subdivision plats on file, which contain lot dimensions and subdivision development restrictions. Call the Planning Department at 256-772-5630. Tax maps can be accessed online at the
Refer to the City’s Zoning Ordinance to find standards for the placement of sheds, pools, screen enclosures, satellite-receiving amateur radio antennas, flags and other accessory structures. If you have questions, contact the Planning Department at 256-772-5630.
Yes, the City has a Comprehensive Plan, which was last updated in 2001. The City also has a West Side Master Plan, adopted in 2016 and the Madison Growth Plan, adopted in 2012. Copies are available in City Hall and online.
The City is currently working on an update to its Comprehensive Plan. See the Madison on Track 2045 website for more information.