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Zoning Regulations (Archived) - Coastal Zone

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Excerpts from the City of Goleta Coastal Zoning Ordinance, (Article II, Chapter 35, Goleta Municipal Code). For zoning regulations in the Inland Zone, click here.

Link to the City Zoning Map (Community View GIS).

NOTE: The City's General Plan Land Use Tables may override certain zoning ordinance provisions regarding allowable uses. Check the Land Use Tables (Tables 2-1 through 2-4) and Land Use Plan Map (Figure 2-1) of the General Plan Land Use Element HERE and use in conjunction with the zoning regulations below. Contact City Planning staff for assistance.

For assistance with planning inquiries and applications, please contact the Planning Counter at (805) 961-7543.

Zoning Districts and Overlays (Frequently Used)

R-1/E-1 Single Family Residential 35-71
DR Design Residential 35-74
C-1 Limited Commercial 35-77A
C-V Resort/Visitor Serving Commercial 35-81
M-RP Industrial Research Park 35-84
M-S-GOL Service Industrial - Goleta 35-84A
M-1 Light Industrial 35-85
SD Site Design Overlay 35-94
VC View Corridor Overlay 35-96
ESH Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area Overlay 35-97
F Airport Overlay 35-100
SF Single Family Restricted Overlay 35-102A
AH Affordable Housing Overlay 35-102C

General Regulations (Frequently Used)

Parking Regulations Div. 6: Sec. 35-103 et seq.
Nonconforming Structures and Uses Div. 10: Sec. 35-160 et seq.

Complete Coastal Zoning Ordinance (Art. II, Ch. 35 GMC)

(Note: File sizes may be as large as 13 MB)

Division No. Division Title Sect. No. (starting)
  Table of Contents  
1 In General 35-50
2 Definitions 35-58
3 Development Standards 35-59
4 Zoning Districts 35-68
5 Overlay Districts 35-94
6 Parking Regulations 35-103
7 General Regulations 35-118
8 Services, Utilities and Other Related Facilities 35-145
9 Oil and Gas Facilities 35-150
10 Nonconforming Structures and Uses 35-160
11 Permit Procedures 35-169
12 Administration 35-180
13 (repealed)
14 Goleta-GOL Overlay 35-192
Appendix A Historical Update Table  
Appendix B Substantial Conformity Determination Guidelines  
Appendix C Guidelines on Repair and Maintenance and Utility Connection to Permitted Development  
Appendix D Guidelines for Minor Changes to Land Use Permits/Coastal Development Permits  
Appendix E Guidelines for Implementing Measure A96 - Voter Approval Initiative  
Appendix F Recommended Maximum Allowable Floor Area (R-1/E-1)  


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