Zoning Code Update Program


Welcome to the Yolo County Web page for the Zoning Code Update program!

The Zoning Code Update was approved by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors on July 15, 2014.

A PDF file of the adopted Zoning Code Update (approximately 363 pages) is listed below and may be downloaded and printed. The document revises and updates all sections of the existing zoning and associated regulations found in Title 8 of the Yolo County Code. As part of the Update, all properties in the unincorporated area have been rezoned to the appropriate new zoning districts described in the new code.  Maps and lists of all properties that were rezoned are available at the links below. 

 Comments and questions about the Zoning Code Update may be directed to: 

            Eric Parfrey, Principal Planner 
            Yolo County Planning and Public Works Department 
            292 W. Beamer Street 
            Woodland, CA. 95695 
            (530) 666-8043 

The Zoning Code Update program began four years ago in early 2010, soon after the 2030 Yolo Countywide General Plan was adopted. State law requires that following the adoption of a General Plan, all zoning and development regulations must also be updated and made consistent with all growth policies in the adopted plan.

Over the last four years, each of the sections of this Public Review Draft of the Zoning Code Update was reviewed and informally approved by the Planning Commission. The County’s citizens advisory committees and other interested parties also received copies of the individual sections of the Zoning Code Update as they were completed. The Board of Supervisors held two workshops and three public hearings, and adopted the new Zoning Code on July 15, 2014.

Executive Summary Click Here

Adopted Zoning Code Click Here

Maps of properties to be rezoned:  Click Here

Lists of properties to be rezoned:   Click Here

The adopted Zoning Code includes the following sections: 

 Title Page & Table of Contents Click Here
 Chapter 1: Subdivision and Related Regulation Click Here

 Chapter 2: Zoning Regulations
Article 1: General Provisions
Article 2: Administrative Provisions
Article 3: Agricultural Zones
Article 4: Special Agricultural Regulations
Article 5: Residential Zones
Article 6: Commercial Zones
Article 7: Industrial Zones
Article 8: Public and Open Space Zones
Article 9: Specific Plan and Overlay Zones
Article 10: General and Special Development Standards
Article 11: Energy and Telecommunications Development Standards
Article 12: Sign Standards
Article 13: Off-street Parking and Loading
Article 14: Heritage Tree Preservation (Reserved)

Chapter 3: Landscape Irrigation Ordinance Click Here
Chapter 4: Flood Protection Click Here
Chapter 5: Development Agreements Click Here
Chapter 6: Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance Click Here
Chapter 7: Adult Entertainment Uses and Adult-Related Establishments Click Here
Chapter 8: Inclusionary Housing Requirements Click Here
Chapter 9: Reasonable Accommodations Click Here
Chapter 10: Mobile Home Park Conversion Ordinance Click Here
Chapter 11: Historic Landmarks Click Here
Chapter 12: Housing Density Bonuses Click Here
Chapter 13: Addressing System Click Here
Chapter 14: Definitions Click Here

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