San Diego County real estate broker, Jason Kardos, explains how you can look up properties in San Diego County and find out zoning ordinances, such as animal regulations for horse property and other zoning regulations using websites, assessor parcel numbers APN’s and addresses. The links are below for the Zoning Ordinance Summary and map websites from the Planning & Development Services of the County of San Diego.
Welcome to the County of San Diego GIS Portal
You can use this link to look up a San Diego City property on the map and see what zoning ordinance summary a property has and check what animal designation codes apply.
County of San Diego – PDS – Zoning & Property Information
This link provides Zoning and General Plan information for parcels in the unincorporated County of San Diego – This map is easy to use. You must zoom in to the neighborhood level to see the zoning data.
The provisions of Section 3000 through Section 3999, inclusive, shall be known as the Animal Regulations. The purpose of these provisions is to replace the Use Regulations pertaining to the keeping of animals with provisions regulating the density of animals and the setbacks of animal enclosures in order to achieve the varying objectives of the County’s urban and rural areas and the individual needs of different communities and neighborhoods regarding the quality of the environment. (These regulations were formerly a part of the Neighborhood Regulations.)
County of San Diego, Planning & Development Services
ZONING ORDINANCE SUMMARY
5510 OVERLAND AVE, SUITE 110, SAN DIEGO, CA 92123 ● (858) 565-5981 ● (888) 267-8770
PDS-444 (Rev. 4/2017)
PURPOSE OF THIS BROCHURE
This document is intended, as a guide only, to summarize the regulations of the Zoning Ordinance which are specified in the “Zone Box.” Please refer to the complete Zoning Ordinance text at http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/zoning/index.html for further information. Also, review the General Plan and appropriate Community Plan at http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/advance/index.html for additional information and/or requirements NOT included in this summary guide. Additionally, if your project is within the identified Alpine Village Core, Fallbrook Village Zone or Ramona Village Center areas, you will need to refer to the appropriate regulations and Form-Based Codes at: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/advance/villagezoning.html
The Equine Policy and Ordinance Development project (POD 11-011) updated the County of San Diego’s Zoning Ordinance with regard to equine uses. On July 13, 2011(1) the Board of Supervisors directed staff to develop an ordinance for the permitting of a commercial horse stable.
On September 11, 2013(1) the project was presented to the Board, with a tiered system of permitting that eliminated the need for a discretionary permit for some horse stables depending on the numbers of horses and the size of usable acreage for a stable. The focus of the changes in the ordinance was to regulations for commercial horse stables, in particular the requirement for a Major Use Permit in certain areas. The project provides greater permit flexibility with regulation tiers that are more restrictive with the intensity of the equine options starting with a ministerial approval for the least intensive. To read more about this click he link below.
What are the zoning requirements for kennels?
Each property in the County of San Diego is labeled with an “Animal Designator” that determines the type and level of animal keeping allowed. As specified in the “Animal Schedule” in Section 3100 of the Zoning Ordinance, kennels are permitted by right, permitted provided they are fully enclosed or permitted upon the granting of a Minor or Major Use Permit depending on the animal designator and the size of the subject property. An excerpt of the Section 3100 Animal Schedule is presented below. Note that where a box is unchecked in the chart below, kennels are not allowed under any circumstances. In order to obtain the animal designator for a specific property, please contact the Zoning Division at 1-888-267-8770.
Search the latest active San Diego County properties for sale that allow animals below: