The Stanislaus County Zoning Ordinance is intended to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the public and to implement the adopted General Plan for the orderly and controlled development of unincorporated areas of the County. Specifically, the zoning ordinance defines land use classifications,  including provisions for permitted and conditionally permitted land uses. The Zoning Ordinance together with the County‚Äôs adopted Standards and Specifications identify approved standards for the development of property in each zoning classification.

The zoning ordinance is further implemented by an adopted zoning map, which is amended from time to time.

Zoning Ordinance

Stanislaus County Code - Title 21 Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Ordinance Text Revision Log (2004 - Present)

Ordinance No. CS. 1202 Effective November 16, 2017

Ordinance No. CS. 1205 Effective January 4, 2018

Related Statutes & Standards

State of California Planning & Zoning Law

Stanislaus County Standards and Specifications

Applications & Fees

Planning Fee Schedule

General Plan Amendment


Staff Approval

Use Permit


Dwelling Verification

Zoning Verification