The County of Orange has embarked on a comprehensive update to its Zoning Code to incorporate sustainable policies and best management practices. The updated Zoning Code is intended to achieve a new standard of sustainability and flexibility that will accommodate future technological advances.
As the County moves forward through this process, residents, business owners, community groups, advocacy groups, and stakeholders are welcome to participate in the process. Community workshops will be held over the next several months to provide information regarding the “Orange is the New Green” Zoning Code Update. During these workshops, County staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. If you are interested in attending one of these upcoming community workshops, please see the schedule below.
The County welcomes your input and invites comments on the proposed revisions. To view and/or download the draft Zoning Code Update, please use the links below. Please submit your comments to: OCZoningCode@ocpw.ocgov.com. If you prefer, written comments can be submitted to: OC Development Services/Planning, Attn: Joanna Chang, 601 N. Ross St., P.O. Box 4048, Santa Ana, CA 92702.
If you have any questions regarding the “Orange is the New Green” Zoning Code Update, please contact:
On April 26, 2018, the First Draft of the County's proposed update to the Zoning Code was released for a 2-month public review and comment period. Following a comprehensive Outreach Program implemented by the County over several months and consideration of all comments received, the Second Draft of the proposed Zoning Code Update was released for a 30-day review and comment period. Shortly thereafter, a series of Orange County Planning Commission workshops were made available to the public.
Based on comments received at the workshops, a Third Draft is being circulated for another 30-day review and comment period ending on November 19, 2019. The Final Draft of the Zoning Code Update will then be prepared and submitted for consideration by the Orange County Planning Commission and the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
First Draft - Public comments received as of October 18, 2018 can be viewed by clicking here.
Second Draft - Public comments received between October 19, 2018 and November 30, 2018 can be viewed by clicking here and public comments received after December 1, 2018 can be viewed by clicking here.
Third Draft - Public comments received between October 19, 2019 and November 19, 2019 can be viewed by clicking here. Third Draft - Public comments received after November 19, 2019 can be viewed by clicking here.
FIRST DRAFT OF PROPOSED ZONING CODE UPDATE (APRIL 2018)
THIRD DRAFT OF PROPOSED ZONING CODE UPDATE (OCTOBER 2019)
(30 day Public Review and Comment Period ended on November 19, 2019)
Please submit your comments to: OCZoningCode@ocpw.ocgov.com. If you prefer, written comments can be submitted to: OC Development Service/Planning, Attn: Joanna Chang, 601 N. Ross Street, P.O. Box 4048, Santa Ana, CA 92702.
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