The Acton CSD was adopted and came into effect in 1995 and updated in 2012. The CSD sets out to protect and enhance the rural, equestrian and agricultural character of the community and its sensitive features including Significant Ecological Areas, floodplains, hillsides, National Forest, archaeological resources, multipurpose trail system, and Western heritage architectural theme.

The full legal text of the Acton CSD can be found in Title 22 (Planning and Zoning) of the County Code. Community Standards Districts are listed in alphabetical order. Simply scroll down to the title of the CSD and click the link to jump to that page.

The Acton CSD is proposed to be updated as part of this effort.



The Acton Concept Draft is now available for public comment. A Concept Draft is intended to highlight and summarize the community’s intent for an updated CSD. The CSD ordinance language will be drafted based on the Concept Draft and the comments received.

Comments may be submitted by completing an online Concept Draft Comments form or sending comments via email at

A list of all AV CSDs documents, including the Concept Draft, can be found on the Documents and Reports page.



A list of all AV CSDs meetings and events can be found on the Meetings and Hearings page.



June 7, 2018: Working Meeting

July 9, 2018: Second Working Meeting and Community Field Trip



The community of Acton is located in the southwestern portion of the Antelope Valley, south of the City of Palmdale along State Route 14.  The community is adjacent to the National Forest, and natural hillsides and significant ridgelines separate the community from the City of Palmdale and the remainder of the Antelope Valley.  Community residents are concerned about urbanization of the area and wish to remain an unincorporated rural community with a unique identity.

A more detailed description of the Acton community can be found in the Community-Specific Land Use Concepts chapter of the Antelope Valley Area Plan.