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Code, Plans & Regulations
The General Plan
The General Plan is a comprehensive plan for the City of El Cerrito.  The General Plan contains goals and policies to guide the City’s development.  All projects, programs, and City ordinances, must be consistent with the goals and policies of the General Plan.

Zoning Ordinance
The Zoning Ordinance is found in Title 19 of the Municipal Code. It contains specific requirements for new projects and construction in El Cerrito.  The Zoning Ordinance also establishes which land uses (types of businesses and residences) are allowed in each zoning district.  The Zoning Ordinance is consistent with the General Plan and implements the goals and policies found in the General Plan. 

Zoning Map
The Zoning Map will tell you which zoning district a particular property is in.  Using the zoning designation, you can look up specific development standards and allowed land uses in the Zoning Ordinance.

For more information on the codes, plans, and regulations of El Cerrito, contact the Planning Division at (510) 215.4330.