The San Bernardino County Development Code implements the goals and policies of the General Plan by regulating land uses within the unincorporated areas of the County. Each piece of property is within a "zone" or "land use district" which describes the rules under which that land may be used. These districts, such as "RS" for single-family residential or "CG" for general commercial, generally cover the range of uses allowable within the land use district. The Code also establishes specific development standards for each district and the procedures to follow in order to approve a particular use.
If you have a specific section number you need to find in the document, you need to know the numbering system implemented for County Code sections. By referring to the section number, you know the numbers for the correct Title, Division, Chapter and Section of the County Code. Below is an example of section number.
Example: 84.01.010 means Title 8, Division 4, Chapter 84.01, Section 10.
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Development Code Amendments and Ordinances
The Development Code may be amended by the adoption of an ordinance by the Board of Supervisors. If you need replacement pages for your copy of the Development Code that incorporate recently adopted ordinances, click on the link below. The entire Development Code was readopted on March 13, 2007 and became effective on April 12, 2007
Development Code Amendment Date June 7, 2007
Development Code Amendment Date February 28, 2008
Development Code Amendment Date October 23, 2008
Development Code Amendment Date January 15, 2009
Development Code Amendment Date August 20, 2009
Development Code Amendment Date March 25, 2010
Development Code Amendment Date September 25, 2010
Development Code Amendment Date March 17, 2011
Development Code Amendment Date May 5, 2011
Development Code Amendment Date January 5, 2012
Development Code Amendment Date April 26, 2012
Development Code Amendment Date July 19, 2012
Development Code Amendment Date August 23, 2012
Development Code Amendment Date December 27, 2012
Interim Urgency Ordinances
The following is provided for public review:
Interim Urgency Ordinance 4164 and 4168
Proposed Development Code Amendments
Oak Hills Community Plan Standards
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Ordinance No. 4140 on Medical Marijuana Facilities and Dispensaries
An Ordinance of the County of San Bernardino, State of California, adding Subsection 16.0215C(a)(14) to Chapter 2 of Division 6 of Title 1, adding Section 82.02.070 to Chapter 2 of Division 2 of Title 8, and amending Section 810.01.150 all of the San Bernardino County Code, relating to medical marijuana facilities and dispensaries. This ordinance was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on April 5, 2011 and became effective May 5, 2011.
Effective January 1, 2010, The County of San Bernardino will be implementing AB 1881, The Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
as required by law. Please review the attached document for more information regarding who the law applies to and when.