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UrbanForm is zoning de-coded. 

UrbanForm gives you confidence and clarity with zoning as quickly as possible. 

UrbanForm's zoning maps and analysis tools are efficient, accurate, and verifiablegiving you decisive information in seconds—not weeks.

Navigating the zoning code is costly, time-consuming, and error-prone.

Use the power of UrbanForm's AI to accelerate your zoning discovery and due diligence process. Trusted by architects, developers, and planning professionals. 

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Uses AI to apply and display only the relevant regulations

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Mobile or desktop with no software to download


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Instant Detailed Reports

Our mission:
better buildings, cities, and environments

UrbanForm was built by architects, engineers, and planners to provide instant, easy access to what was one of the most complex, confusing, and inaccessible aspects of building design and development—the zoning.


Skip the government websites, the map and document search, text interpretation, reference cross-checking, CAD drafting, copy-pasting, and phone calls to the building department.


Just use UrbanForm and get your project started right away with all the info you need. 


Focus on designing, problem-solving, and consensus-building, not on zoning research

  • Win projects by responding instantly and knowledgeably to client inquiries

  • Focus work on design thinking and problem-solving

  • Avoid errors and omissions that can jeopardize projects and client relationships

How UrbanForm works

UrbanForm manages the process of sourcing, parsing, calculating, and documenting the relevant zoning regulations and building information—replacing a hodgepodge of manual and analog processes with one click. 

Our AI technology, in conjunction with professional analysts, create our datasets to serve the professionals who depend on accurate zoning information. 

Automatically generated, clickable links to the source documents save hours of sourcing, reading, cross-referencing, and documenting, allowing easy verification and deeper research. 


Search by address or by interactive map

  • Accessible from any web browser

  • No software to download

  • Mobile friendly

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Review the applied zoning

  • FAR

  • Height limits

  • Setbacks

  • Lot coverage

  • All adjustments from overlays, adjacencies, and other location-based dependencies applied

  • Resulting MaxBuild statistics 

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Download Reports instantly

  • PDF format

  • Vector site maps

  • Satellite imagery

  • All detailed zoning information

  • Useful for valuation, feasibility, coordination, and collaboration


Search, filter, and sort

Search, filter, and sort by:

  • zone designation

  • maximum gross square footage allowed

  • minimum height limits

  • allowable uses

  • lot dimensions

  • lot type (such as corner, thru, etc.)

  • many other parameters

Accurate zoning information, instantly available, to facilitate development, design, and construction work

Every single construction project in the US requires accurate zoning information: for project development and feasibility, architecture and design, and permitting and compliance.


Previously, this information required hours-to-weeks worth of document discovery, interpretation, reference-checks, and CAD drafting. Now, with UrbanForm, this same information can be obtained instantly.


This allows the people who build our buildings and cities to get started faster, manage their projects better, spend less time reading arcane documents, and think more creatively about the future of our built environment. 

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Detailed Sources and References

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Trusted by architects, developers, builders, and real estate professionals.

Join our growing community of architects, developers, builders, brokers, and ordinary citizens, all working towards a better built environment.


Request a free trial today. 

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What Our Customers Say

UrbanForm gets you to that first level of understanding, with the information you need, much faster than anything else. It's about information management; UrbanForm is indispensable at this point.”

Jonah Gamblin, Principal, Design Research Office

Explore Our Plans and Subscriptions

Ready for instant access to advanced zoning and building information? Free or paid subscriptions are available to provide the right amount of information to advance your work. Custom subscriptions, data plans, and firm-wide access options are available upon request. 

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for a single property




Single Report

For those who need one-time detailed zoning and building information about a single property

Detailed, site-specific zoning info, in PDF format


Zoning explanations, calcs, and source links

Static satellite maps, vector maps, and illustrations​

FAR, height limits, setbacks, coverage limits, and unit mins/maxs detailed

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Custom plans available



Best for Architects and Real Estate Professionals who need frequent access to detailed and advanced zoning and building info

Detailed, site-specific zoning info, available online


Zoning explanations, calcs, and source links available online

Interactive satellite maps, vector maps, and illustrations​

FAR, height limits, setbacks, coverage limits, and unit mins/maxs detailed online

Includes 5 free reports / month

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