Skip to List of Adopted SPAs, NPAs, and Specific Plans.
The Sacramento County Zoning Code may be amended to create a “mini-Zoning Code” for a defined area through three basic processes:
- Special Planning Areas (SPA). An SPA is created for an established area when the countywide zoning regulations (“Titles” I, II & III) do not adequately address local concerns. The SPA allows uses, regulations and standards that would not be allowed under the countywide regulations. SPAs are in Title V of the Zoning Code.
- Neighborhood Preservation Area (NPA). An NPA is designed to protect and preserve the character of established neighborhoods when the countywide regulations are inadequate for that purpose. NPAs are in Title VI of the Zoning Code.
- Specific Plans. Specific Plans are for master planned new growth areas which may require their own policies, regulations and standards for planning sustainable developments. Specific Plan are in Title VI of the Zoning Code.
SPAs, NPAs and Specific Plans In-Progress
- Special Planning Areas in Progress. View the links below to see more about the SPAs currently in-progress:
- Neighborhood Preservation Areas. There are currently no NPAs in progress.
- Specific Plans. In-progress specific plans may be viewed at the Major Development Projects webpage.
Select adopted SPAs, NPAs and Specific Plans have webpages with background documents and other information:
Special Planning Areas
Document Links for Titles V and VI
Specific Plans, Neighborhood Preservation Areas and Special Planning Areas are listed below by Type, then in numerical order. The deleted SPAs are in listed at the bottom.
Ordinance Numbering. Note that Zoning Code Title, Chapter and Article number are contained in the 5 or 6-digit hyphenated number. The number 501-90, for example, represents:
Title V (501-90), Chapter 1 (501-90), Article 9 (501-90)
Adopted SPAs, NPAs, and Specific Plans. Find Special Planning Area, Neighborhood Preservation Area or Specific Plan by Ordinance number, or by name, and click on the link to see the document.