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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Commercial Cannabis Activities

Ordinance No. 4309 on Commercial Cannabis Activities
An Ordinance of the County of San Bernardino, State of California, Repealing Section 82.02.070, Repealing Section 810.01.150(r), and adding Chapter 84.34 to Division 4 of Title 8 of the San Bernardino County Code, Related to Commercial Cannabis Activities.

This Ordinance was adopted on August 23, 2016 by the Board of Supervisors and became effective September 22, 2016 .

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