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Zoning Regulations (Archived) - Inland Zone

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Download frequently used sections below. The entire City of Goleta Inland Zoning Ordinance, (Article III, Chapter 35, Goleta Municipal Code) is at the bottom of this page. For zoning regulations in the Coastal Zone, click here.

Link to the City Zoning Map (CommunityView 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

AG-I Agriculture I 35-216
AG-II Agriculture II 35-217
R-1/E-1 Single Family Residential 35-219
R-2 Two-Family Residential 35-220
DR Design Residential 35-222
C-1 Limited Commercial 35-224A
C-2 Retail Commercial 35-225
C-3 General Commercial 35-226
CH Highway Commercial 35-228
CN Neighborhood Commercial 35-229
SC Shopping Center 35-231
PI Professional and Institutional 35-232
M-1 Light Industrial 35-234
M-RP Industrial Research Park 35-233
M-S-GOL Service Industrial - Goleta 35-233A
PU Public Works, Utilities and Private Service Facilities 35-238
F Airport Overlay 35-247
MIX-GOL Mixed Use Overlay 35-250
AH Affordable Housing Overlay 35-250A
ESH-GOL Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area Overlay 35-250B
RC-GOL Riparian Corridor Overlay 35-250C
FA Flood Hazard Overlay 35-250D


General Regulations - Frequently Used

Parking Regulations Div. 6, Sec. 35-251 et seq.
Telecommunications Facilities Regulations - Inland Zone Sec. 35-292H
Nonconforming Structures and Uses Div. 9, Sec. 35-305 et seq.


Complete Inland Zoning Ordinance (Art. III, Ch. 35 GMC)

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

Division No. Division Title Sect. No. (starting)
  Table of Contents / Index  
1 In General 35-200
2 Definitions 35-209
3 Development Standards 35-210
4 Zoning Districts 35-216
5 Overlay Districts 35-246
6 Parking Regulations 35-251
7 General Regulations 35-266
8 Energy Facilities 35-293
9 Nonconforming Structures and Uses 35-305
10 Permit Procedures 35-314
11 Administration 35-325
12 (repealed)  
13 Goleta-GOL Overlay  
Appendix A Historical Update Table  
Appendix B Substantial Conformity Determination Guidelines  
Appendix C Guidelines for Minor Changes to Land Use Permits  
Appendix D Guidelines for Telecommunications Sites in Rural/Inner Rural Areas  
Appendix E Recommended Maximum Allowable Floor Area  



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