Planning may be contacted by filling out the Contact Us form here. We respond to questions in the order they are received. You may be contacted by phone or email. 

Planning guides the urban and rural development in the unincorporated areas of the County through the administration of policy/codes adopted by the Board of Supervisors. These are in the form of the General Plan, various area and community plans, and the Development Code (land use regulations).

Land development applications, such as subdivisions and conditional use permits, undergo staff and Planning Commission review to assure conformance with adopted plans, regulations, and State law, including state and county environmental guidelines. Environmental impact reports (EIRs) may be required and mitigation programs are established and monitored.

Regional planning issues and concerns are addressed through participation in various regional planning organizations. These include the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG) among others. Planning also works cooperatively with the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Forest Service, the County's cities, and other public and private agencies.

Need Help with Zoning?

Use the interactive zoning map below to look up the zoning for your property. Input your APN by clicking on the search tool. For address lookup, please click here.


The Land Use Services Zoning Look-up application is provided by the County of San Bernardino to assist in project planning. The applicant is responsible for independent verification and application of the information contained herein, as it applies to the development of a project specifically. Any use of this product with respect to accuracy and precision shall be the sole responsibility of the user.

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Final EIR released for the Church of the Woods Project. Read the Final EIR here.

Planning Applications are Launching Online!



Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) released for public review!

The County of San Bernardino has released the Draft EIR for the proposed Countywide Plan for public review and comment. While state law only requires a 45-day public review period, the County has opted to provide a 60-day review period so that sufficient time is available to the public for both review of the Draft EIR and submission of comments.

The public review period for the Countywide Plan Draft EIR runs from June 17 to August 15, 2019.  

Click here to download and review the Draft EIR and find out how to submit your questions and comments

Commercial Cannabis Information:

The County of San Bernardino prohibits all commercial cannabis activity in all unincorporated areas.

Adopted Ordinance

Frequently Asked Questions


Morongo Basin Strategic Plan for Culture and the Arts

San Bernardino County commissioned the creation of a Morongo Basin Strategic Plan for Culture and the Arts. This project represents an extraordinary opportunity for the communities in the Morongo Basin to advance their culture and arts, while strengthening the economic impact of its treasured resources.  The plan’s purpose is to assist Morongo Basin communities in articulating their vision for culture and the arts, leading to plans for activities that can fulfill that vision. The Strategic Plan for Culture and the Arts was completed and presented to the County Board of Supervisors in July 2018. Access to the Plan and options for connecting can be found at:

Joshua Tree Living Arts in the lead organization overseeing plan implementation.

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