Frequently Asked Questions
How Long has the Planning & Zoning Resource Company (PZR) been in business?
was founded in 1994, as a subsidiary of Smith-Roberts, a national land surveying and civil engineering firm. Smith-Roberts saw a growing need in the real estate industry for a national zoning resource. Today, PZR®
is America's zoning company the leader in obtaining and analyzing zoning information across the United States.
How can PZR® save my company time and money?
Our company has a database of over 20,000 municipal contacts and a zoning library of approximately 6,000 zoning ordinances. PZR®
has established relationships with municipalities across the United States that allow us to provide zoning due diligence material in a prompt and efficient manner. Our experienced professionals deliver valuable information lenders, buyers and sellers require in order to make informed business decisions.
In removing the task of providing zoning due diligence from the borrower or lender's attorney, costs are reduced significantly. The cost of our report is significantly less than an attorney's opinion and has been readily accepted by all major title companies for the purpose of issuing 3.0 and 3.1 zoning endorsements.
Where does PZR® conduct business?
is able to obtain zoning information in all 50 states. We have been successful in obtaining zoning information in even the most difficult to reach municipalities.
What information do you need to provide a zoning quote?
We typically only need the street address, city, state, tax identification number and legal description associated with the property in order to provide a zoning quote. Within less than 24 hours, PZR®
can provide the cost associated with the property, as well as, the approximate time it will take to complete the report.
Does PZR® provide Errors & Omissions Coverage?
The Planning & Zoning Resource Company carries one million dollars (1,000,000.00) of E&O insurance on each site for your protection.
What is a PZR® Zoning Report?
The Planning and Zoning Resource Company is the creator and sole provider of the PZR®
Zoning Report (PZR Report®
). The Zoning Report Industry has labeled our PZR Report®
as the "Gold Standard" in Zoning Analysis and Due Diligence Documents. PZR®
professionally answers your conformance questions for zoning due diligence, title endorsements, analysis and insurance needs while supplying your firm with the supporting documents. Many lenders repeatedly request PZR®
Zoning Reports from us.
What type of report do I need?
For most lender driven transactions, the PZR Report®
is required to satisfy Lender and Insurer requirements. Our less intensive reports may be appropriate for title insurer and due diligence purposes.