Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Technical Update of Title 22 of the County Code – Planning and Zoning Ordinance

Contact Information

For more information regarding this project, please contact the Ordinance Studies Section via email at ordstudies@planning.lacounty.gov

Welcome to the Technical Update of Title 22 webpage. The Technical Update will not add new uses, modify land use regulations or development standards, or incorporate policy memos. The Zoning Ordinance Update Program (ZOUP), a separate and future project, will incorporate these features. Here you will find documents relating to the County’s technical update of the Planning and Zoning Ordinance (Title 22 of the County Code). Specifically, the overall objectives of the Technical Update are to:

  • Reorganize, clarify, and simplify code language so that the ordinance is clear, concise, and easy to use
  • Combine information that is spread across the existing code and organize it into logical sections, chapters, and Divisions
  • Consolidate identical or similar standards or procedures into a single set of regulations
  • Delete arcane, obsolete, and redundant code provisions
  • Correct errors and omissions
  • Streamline administrative and case processing procedures
  • Provide graphics to illustrate code provisions
  • Convert into an 8-1/2” X 11” format
  • Simplify numbering system

The Planning and Zoning Ordinance will be arranged into ten Divisions within three Volumes:

Volume I

  • Division 1 – Introductory Provisions
  • Division 2 – Base Zones
  • Division 3 – Combining Zones, Supplemental Districts, and Publicly Owned Property
  • Division 4 – Special Management Areas
  • Division 5 – Developmental Standards
  • Division 6 – Standards for Specific Uses
  • Division 7 – Administration and Permits
  • Division 8 – Definitions

Volume II

  • Division 9 – Community Standards Districts

Volume III

  • Division 10 – Specific Plans

Below are drafts to be discussed before the Regional Planning Commission. Please check back periodically; we will be adding new material as it becomes available, generally every two months over the next two years. Each section will be presented to the Commission as a discussion item. After the public and the Commission have reviewed all sections of the Technical Update, the entire document will be brought to the Commission for a public hearing, tentatively scheduled for May 2014.

All comments are welcome. Please send your comments to us directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Project Timeline & Status

Periodic Update to the Regional Planning Commission

Regional Planning Commission Discussion October 23, 2013

Volume III

Public Comment Period September 12, 2012 to September 25, 2012
Regional Planning Commission Discussion September 26, 2012

Volume II

Public Comment Period July 19, 2012 to July 24, 2012
Regional Planning Commission Discussion July 25, 2012

Division 2

Public Comment Period May 10, 2012 to May 23, 2012
Regional Planning Commission Discussion May 23, 2012

Division 6

Public Comment Period March 14, 2012 to March 27, 2012
Regional Planning Commission Discussion March 28, 2012

Division 7

Public Comment Period January 5, 2012 to January 25, 2012
Regional Planning Commission Discussion January 25, 2012

Division 5

Public Comment Period November 16, 2011 to December 7, 2011
Regional Planning Commission Discussion December 7, 2011

Division 3

Public Comment Period August 25, 2011 to September 28, 2011
Regional Planning Commission Discussion September 28, 2011

Division 4

Public Comment Period August 25, 2011 to September 28, 2011
Regional Planning Commission Discussion September 28, 2011

Division 8

Public Comment Period August 25, 2011 to September 28, 2011
Regional Planning Commission Discussion September 28, 2011

Division 1

Public Comment Period April 21, 2011 to May 25, 2011
Regional Planning Commission Discussion May 25, 2011

RPC Hearing on March 23, 2011

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