Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Density Bonus Ordinance

Under the County’s Density Bonus Ordinance, you may be able to build more residential units on your property than what is allowed by code. Density bonus projects are also eligible to receive other benefits, such as reduced parking requirements and other development standard modifications. However, the density bonus cannot be applied to uses or building types that are prohibited by zoning (for example, multi-family buildings in a single-family residential or agricultural zone).

How to apply for a density bonus

Ask us at the front counter, email info@planning.lacounty.gov, or call (213) 974-6411 to find out if your project qualifies for the Density Bonus program. You will need to fill out the “Housing Permit” application forms.

Click here for Density Bonus Ordinance Archive page for historical information about the Density Bonus Ordinance update hearings and previous version of the ordinance.

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