Caution: Always confirm zoning information with your municipality. Jerry Lynds is not responsible for any misrepresentations of zoning found on this site. Be sure to get a zoning letter from the municipality confirming a building can be used for the purposes that the land is zoned for (these are two different things!). For example, just because a property is zoned R-2 (rental units), does not necessarily mean the municipality recognizes the building as a rental unit as it may not meet the zoning requirements for minimum building square footage etc..
Challenges: As there is no standard naming for zoning as input into the MLS® database, a particular zoning may be entered with more than one name. For example, in HRM, a REALTOR® may have entered a R-1 (residential) property as "R1", "R 1", "RES", or "RESIDENTIAL" and so on. For this reason building a zoning search feature is very difficult. Efforts have been taken to standardize these names within this site, but ensure you look through the entire list and run multiple searches if need be as it is only feasible to "standardize" a select few zoning types.
Zoning options available are based on the location (major area) and type of property search you are performing. For example, if you are searching under the residential property section in Halifax - Dartmouth, the zoning options will only be those of properties located in HRM and entered into the MLS® database as residential. If you do not see a particular zoning in the list this means there are no properties currently for sale with that zoning type in the selected location/search type.
The search by zoning feature is meant to be used as a search aid, and no warranties to the accuracy of the zoning information is expressed nor implied. Use the links below to look further into zoning information.