Home Zoning Information Reports Reworked

The city’s Zoning Information Report ​— ​much reviled by the S.B. Association of Realtors as unnecessary, time consuming, and often punitively inaccurate ​— ​will undergo a legislative shave and a haircut. The ZIR, as it’s known, is used by city planners to determine whether illegal or unpermitted additions or modifications have been made to a given property at point of sale. The council embraced a plan that will streamline the time allowed for their preparation and more narrowly focus the information sought.

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