The Hillsborough County Zoning Department s comprehensive plan sets the overall land uses for Hillsborough County, Fla., and the county's future land use map serves as the framework for efficient uses of land in the community. Zoning is a land use control that further protects property owners from undesirable and incompatible land uses in neighborhoods. Zoning and land development regulations provide a body of principles and standards adopted as a local law or ordinance that regulate property owners. It regulates appropriate land uses allowed in the community, density of development, appearance of development and the related infrastructure that supports development, such as the provision of water, sewer, transportation, parks, storm water and protection of natural resources, such as trees and wildlife. Also used by the division is the official zoning atlas that designates a zoning classification for each piece of property in the county. The Hillsborough County Zoning Department is located in Tampa, Fla.