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 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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Commercial Cannabis Information:

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

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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.


The Countywide Plan and Community Action Guides

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.

The Draft Policy Plan is available for review: The Environmental Impact Report is expected to be released before the end of 2019 and will be available at:

The Draft Community Action Guides were created from 66 community workshops in 2016 and 2017 with over 1,700 people from over 50 communities participating.  The Draft Community Action Guides are available for public review and comment:

Questions and comments can be submitted online:

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