General Plan

The General Plan is the adopted "blueprint" or "constitution" that guides the physical development, preservation and conservation of areas within the unincorporated areas of the County. It is comprehensive both in geographic coverage as well as range in subjects addressed. It is long term in perspective ranging from 15 to 30 years. The General Plan identifies adopted goals, policies and implementation that govern development in the County. The General Plan includes a Land Use Diagram for all areas within its jurisdiction. The General Plan is further carried out by the following tools:

  • Specific and Community Plans
  • The Zoning Ordinance
  • The Subdivision Ordinance
  • Approval of Individual Development Applications.
  • The County's five-year Capital Improvement Program
  • Environmental Assessment – CEQA

News

The Board of Supervisors adopted an update to the Stanislaus County General Plan on August 23, 2016. The updated General Plan will be available on this webpage soon. Click here for the bold and strike out version of the updated General Plan.

General Plan Documentation

General Plan Support Documentation