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Zoning Ordinance


Zoning Ordinance
The zoning ordinance document linked to this page is a publication of the Santa Clara County Planning Office and is formatted for ease of navigation.  The official publications of the County Ordinance Code including the County Zoning Ordinance, may be obtained from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.


Zoning Maps
The zoning atlas is a very large file consisting of 281 map sheets. Zoning and other information for individual lots is available via the Property Profile application. (this is a large file and will take some time to open.)


Property Profile - What's My Zoning?
A reporting tool designed to provide useful information about a parcel's location, jurisdiction, general plan designation, zoning, and other data of interest. We Also have an Interactive Property Profile, which combines our traditional Property Profile app with an Interactive Map.



Commonly Used Regulations



Change or Interpret Zoning


  • Zoning Amendment/Rezone
    The zoning amendment procedure is a discretionary review process to consider the rezoning of land, or the revision of specific policy language in the zoning ordinance.
  • Zoning Interpretation
    The zoning interpretation procedure is an evaluation of the precise meaning of a particular zoning provision(s) as it may apply to a given circumstance.
Last updated: 3/18/2021 1:22 PM