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Land Use Services

The Land Use Services Department is dedicated to ensuring a balance in the areas of housing, business, and recreational needs for the diverse cultures and communities of San Bernardino County.  This is accomplished through comprehensive regional planning and enforcement of building standards, land uses, and environmental impacts.

The Land Use Services Department continues to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors to San Bernardino County by providing a framework for orderly growth while maintaining the highest level of public safety.


Effective April 4, 2016, Revised thresholds for provisions of Water Quality Management Plans (WQMP) and Post Construction Measure Plans (PCMP)

In July 2013, the State Water Resources Control Board made revisions to the previous permit which mandated additional review and inspection activities for development projects. These changes are now being implemented locally through the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) and will impact development projects in County areas including Phelan, Pinon Hills, Spring Valley Lake, Baldy Mesa and unincorporated areas of Hesperia, Victorville and Apple Valley. (See attached permit boundary map). Information including new Templates and Technical Guidance Documents (TGD) can be found by clicking here.

Hilltop Communities Workshop Rescheduled for 5/03/2016

The second workshop for the Hilltop Communities has been rescheduled for May 3, 2016, 6 :30–8:30pm at the Hootman Senior/Community Center. 2929 Running Springs School Rd. Running Springs, CA 92382. Hope to see you there!!!

Please stay tuned to for updates and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

The Countywide Plan Public Outreach Efforts Begin!

Click here to learn more about our public outreach efforts and how you can play a part in the development of the Countywide Plan and the Community Plans.

Community Plans Workshops

The County of San Bernardino recently began the update of the 14 Community Plans and the preparation of an additional 13 new Community Plans. Most of the existing Community Plans were approved in 2007. The first community plan workshops in 11 communities began in late February with additional workshops in late March and mid-July. Over 200 people participated to provide the County with information regarding their communities. The remaining 15 communities will have workshops in late 2016 or early 2017. You may follow the workshops for your community by visiting the project website and clicking on the name of your community.

For information please visit the project website:

The Countywide Plan

The County of San Bernardino has launched an exciting new effort to go further than any county or city has ever gone with a general plan before by creating the Web-Based Countywide Plan. San Bernardino County’s General Plan, last updated in 2007, will go well beyond a traditional general plan to become a comprehensive Countywide Plan that complements and informs the Countywide Vision by taking into account all services—not just land-use planning—provided by County Government, and the unique values and priorities of each unincorporated community. It will serve as a guide for County decision-making, financial planning, and communications.

For information please visit the project website:

Small Rooftop Solar

*New to the County is the Expedited Small Rooftop Solar Permitting.  Please click here for details.

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