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What is a Rezoning?

Zoning divides land in a community into different areas or “zones.”  Zoning regulates what type of uses can go into which zones.  For example, housing goes in areas zoned for residential uses. If someone wants to do something not normally permitted in a particular zone, they can ask that the zoning regulations be changed. This is a rezoning request.

About Zoning

A goal of zoning is for neighboring land uses to be compatible with one another. Residential uses, for example, generally are not compatible with industrial uses.

Zoning rules can also set building and other standards.  Examples include standards for building height, setbacks, parking areas, signage styles, and landscaping.  Zoning rules may also determine the density of a particular use (for example, 18 residential units per acre).

Sometimes certain kinds of uses in a zone are allowed, but only with restrictions and local review.  San Ramon utilizes the “land use permit or conditional use permit” the types of uses.

Decision-Making Process

Decision-makers want to hear from those who have opinions or information about whether to approve a proposed zone change.  If you want to share your thoughts, see “Suggestions for Providing Effective Testimony at a Planning Commission Public Hearing”

Application Information

To file an application please take a few minutes to review Development Application and Building Permit Processing Timelines.  This document will provide you with an overview our process and processing times. To apply for a Rezoning you will need to download the following documents:         

We encourage all applicants to contact the Planning Services Division to schedule a meeting prior to filing your application. This will provide us with an opportunity to review the appropriate forms, discuss the process, including environmental review, the necessary committee and commission meetings, projected timelines any potential issues and answer questions you might have. We may be reached at (925) 973-2560.

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