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Why Rezone?
Per Section 1703.02.1-A of the Zoning Ordinance), in order to obtain a change in the zoning classification of real property in the City of Jackson, Mississippi, the applicant must prove by clear and convincing evidence either of the following:

1. There was a mistake in the original zoning, or
2. There has been substantial change in the land use character of the surrounding area that justifies rezoning the property; and a public need for additional property in that area zoned in accordance with the request in said application since any previous City Council action.

Zoning

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1. What is a Rezoning?
2. Why Rezone?
3. What is a Special Exception?
4. What is a Use Permit ?
5. What is a Variance?
6. What is a zoning violation?
7. What is the penalty for a zoning violation?
8. Who is held responsible for a zoning violation for rental property?
9. How do I report a zoning violation?
10. How are rezoning initiated?
11. How to file a petition for a Rezoning Action - (REzoning, Special Exception, Use Permit, Varienace or PUD)
12. Are the application fees refundable?
13. What happens after the application has been submitted to the Zoning Division?
14. When are the Planning Board Hearings held?
15. How do I file an appeal of the Planning Board recommendations?
16. What is the City Council Hearing?
17. Can I appeal the City Council decision?