Reviewing local zoning regulations is also comparatively easy. Visit to the local planning or zoning office to find out what the zoning is for the property that you’re interested in and get a copy of the use restrictions that govern that zoning type. Zoning regulations are most likely to become a major issue in your property search if you have a special use in mind, if you want to board dogs or run a commercial greenhouse of example. However, residential zoning restrictions can put limitations on other types of home businesses or on renting out rooms. If you plan anything other than simply living in the home with your family, you should probably take a good look at zoning regulations. And if you don’t want to be located in an area where your neighbor can open a commercial dog kennel, you better make sure the right restrictions are in place.