Development Code

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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Sober Living Facilities Interim Urgency Ordinance
The following is provided for public review:   
Report on Interim Urgency Ordinance 4164 and 4168 
Solar Energy Generating Projects Interim Urgency Ordinance
The following is provided for public review:
July 17, 2013 Report on Interim Urgency Ordinance

Interim Urgency Ordinace 4198

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.  

State Ordinances
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.

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