Zoning Ordinance

*This Edition includes Ordinance Update No. 96 (9/14)

Part One: Basic Provisions

  • Purpose of Zoning Ordinance
  • Definitions of Zoning Ordinance

Part Two: Use Regulations

  • All zones (Residential, Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, etc.)
  • Supplemental Limitations on uses

Part Three: Animal Regulations

  • Kinds of animals allowed
  • How many allowed
  • Animal Enclosure Regulations

Part Four: Development Regulations

  • Density
  • Lot Size
  • Building Type
  • Floor Area Ratio
  • Building Height
  • Setbacks

Part Five: Special Area Regulations

  • Airport Area
  • Flood Plain
  • Community Design Review
  • Historic Regulations
  • Scenic Regulations

Part Six: General Regulations

  • Temporary Use Regulations
  • Accessory Use Regulations
  • Parking Regulations
  • Miscellaneous Regulations

Part Seven: Procedures

Part Eight: Village Regulations

Index

Ordinance No. 5281 (New Series), Adopted - October 18, 1978.  Effective - December 19, 1978.

 

Important Note: The Zoning Ordinance is continually undergoing additions, deletions, and alterations. Up-to-date ordinance information is available at the Zoning Information Counter at the Department of Planning and Development Services. Any questions regarding possible changes in zoning ordinances should be directed to the Zoning Information Counter - (858) 565-5981.

Zoning Ordinance Summary

Individual Land Uses: Alphabetical List, by Type

For persons holding copies of the San Diego County Zoning Ordinance, you can print the revised pages to update your copy of the Zoning Ordinance at these links:

[Double-sided printing is recommended]

Update No. 96 (9/14) 

Update No. 95 (2/14)  

Update No. 94 (11/13)  

Update No. 93 (10/13)  

Update No. 92 (6/13)   

Update No. 91 (3/13)    

Update No. 90 (11/12)  

Update No. 89 (7/12)    

Update No. 88 (4/12)    

Update No. 87 (9/11)    

Update No. 86 (2/11)    

Update No. 85 (1/11)    

Update No. 84 (10/10)  

Update No. 83 (9/10)    

Update No. 82 (7/10)