There are federal and municipal zoning laws in Mexico.
" Type: Federal
Publication Date: 07/21/1993
Zoning in the Local Administration
Concept of zoning in the context of municipal government and the local Mexican public administration: Process that allows to regulate and govern human activity in a broad sense. The municipality, through Article 115 of the Constitution, has the possibility to intervene directly in the orientation of the growth of population centers and centers of economic activity with the aim of restoring its social function to urban and rural land. (Vlmedo, The engineers, p 57-59) This article gives the authorities retardation the powers to assume the tasks of zoning, formulate development plans, regulate land tenure and carry out the creation of territorial reserves and administration of the ecological zones. The municipalities will have to formulate, approve and administer the zoning of the population centers located in their territory. For this purpose, zoning shall be understood as: 1The determination of the areas that make up and delimit a population center; 11 The determination of the predominant uses in the different zones within the areas referred to in the previous section, and III The regulation of uses, destinations and reserves through the corresponding declarations. (Official Gazette, February 7, 1984, p 20) "