The new Development Code became effective on August 22, 2015.
Zoning Code (NEW! Effective September 25, 2015)
The Zoning Code establishes land use zones and standards and regulations for development in those zones, within unincorporated Sacramento County. The new Zoning Code contains many procedural changes in a user-friendly format with clear standards, illustrations and a simple land use entitlement process. A User Guide has also been prepared to help customers navigate the draft Zoning Code, and common planning and entitlement application procedures most likely to be encountered when developing property in the County.
Chapter 1: General Provisions
Chapter 2: Zoning Districts
Chapter 3: Use Regulations
Chapter 4: Special and Combining Zoning Districts
Chapter 5: Development Standards
Chapter 6: Administration
Chapter 7: Definitions and Acronyms
Zoning Code User Guide
Note: This version of the User Guide is not fully linked to the Adopted Zoning Code. See this space for the linked version, when available.
Countywide Design Guidlines
The Countywide Design Guidelines are an implementing tool of the County's General Plan, applying to the whole unincorporated county. There are separate sections for Single Family Dwellings, Multi-family Dwellings, Commercial, Employment Districts, Village Centers/Mixed-Use, and New Communities.