Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Zoning Ordinance Summary - Agricultural Zones

This is a SUMMARY ONLY of the Los Angeles County Zoning Ordinance (unincorporated area). The information herein is NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE.

One other thing to also keep in mind -- USES MUST BE CONSISTENT WITH THE GENERAL PLAN, LOCAL PLANS, AND/OR COMMUNITY STANDARDS DISTRICTS. THESE MAY LIMIT THE TYPE AND INTENSITY OF USE.

For more complete information, see Title 22 (Planning and Zoning) of the Los Angeles County Code, or stop by the office of the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, Room 1360 Hall of Records, 320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Phone: (213) 974-6411.


Zone A-1: Light Agriculture

Permitted Uses:

  • Single family residences, crops (field, tree, bush, berry, row and nursery stock) (22.24.070)
  • Greenhouses and raising of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, birds, earthworms, etc. (22.24.070)

Minimum Required Area:

  • Unless otherwise specified, 5000 sq. ft./lot (22.52.100, 22.52.250)
  • 1 to 5 acres, depending on type of structures and/or number and types of animals (22.24.070)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet for residential uses (22.24.110)
  • 13 times buildable area for non-residential uses (22.52.050)

Standard Yard Requirements and Development Standards:

  • Properties developed with single family residences are subject to the same requirements as in zone R-1 (22.24.110)
  • Animal-related structures must be kept a minimum of 50 feet from streets and highways and structures used for human habitation (22.24.070)
  • Stands for the display and sales of products grown on the property must be wooden, not larger than 300 sq. ft., not nearer than 20 feet from a street, and on a parcel of at least 1 acre (22.24.080B)

Zone A-2-H: Heavy Agriculture, Including Hog Ranches

Permitted Uses:

  • Residential and non-residential uses permitted in zone A-2 (22.24.200)
  • Hog ranches, fertilizer plants (22.24.200)

Minimum Required Area:

  • Unless otherwise specified, 5 acres/lot (22.52.100 and 22.52.250)
  • A larger required area may be necessary, depending on the type of structures, uses, and/or numbers and types of animals

Maximum Height Limit:

  • Same as zone A-2 (Part 11, Chapter 22.52)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • Same as zone A-2 (Part 11, Chapter 22.52)

Standard Yard Requirements:

  • Same as zone A-2 (Part 11, Chapter 22.52)

Zone A-2: Heavy Agriculture

Permitted Uses:

  • Uses permitted in zone A-1 (22.24.120)
  • Animal hospitals, dairies, dog kennels, livestock feed lots, manure spreading, oil wells (22.24.120)

Minimum Required Area:

  • Unless otherwise specified, 10,000 sq. ft./lot (22.52.100 and 22.52.250)
  • 1 to 10 acres depending on the type of structures, uses, and/or numbers and types of animals (22.24.120)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 ft. for residential uses (22.24.170)
  • 13 times buildable area for non-residential uses (22.52.050)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • 2 covered spaces per single family residence (22.52.1180)
  • For other uses, see applicable uses, Part 11, Chapter 22.52

Standard Yard Requirements and Development Standards:

  • Properties developed with single family residences are subject to the same requirements as in zone R-1 (22.24.170)
  • Animal-related structures must be kept a minimum of 50 feet from streets and highways and structures used for human habitation (22.24.120)
  • Stands for the display and sales of products grown on the property must be wooden, not larger than 300 sq. ft., not nearer than 20 feet from a street, and on a parcel of at least 1 acre (22.24.130)

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