Planning may be contacted at the following numbers: (909) 387-8311 and (760) 995-8140.

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 Associated Governments (SANBAG), 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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Morongo Basin Strategic Plan for Culture and the Arts

San Bernardino County has 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 impart of these treasured resources.  

The County needs the entire community of local artists, leaders, businesses, and residents to provide input into what they would like to see in the plan.  The broader the perspective, the greater the support across all community sectors. The plan will assist Morongo Basin communities to articulate their vision for culture and the arts, leading to plans for activities that can fulfill that vision. Access to the Community Survey can be found via their online engagement website:

The Strategic Plan for Culture and the Arts is expected to be complete in mid-2018.



Draft Detailed Community Plans Now Available for Review!


In 2016 and 2017, over 1,700 people from over 50 communities embarked on a planning process to develop a new system of community plans.  Now we are happy to announce that the draft Detailed Community Plans are available for public review and comment. To review the draft plans for the communities of:

  • Bear Valley
  • Bloomington (available mid-September)
  • Crest Forest
  • Helendale
  • Hilltop
  • Joshua Tree
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Lucerne Valley
  • Mentone
  • Muscoy
  • Oak Glen
  • Phelan/Pinon Hills

visit the following link.

Draft community plans for Framework and Foundation communities will be available in October. These include the communities of Oak Hills, Homestead Valley, Morongo Valley, Baker, Wrightwood, El Mirage, Oro Grande, Pioneertown, Newberry Springs, Daggett, Yermo, Mt Baldy, Lytle Creek, San Antonio Heights, and Angelus Oaks.

Questions and comments can be submitted to

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:

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