Planning Division

Land Use Questions

Check your Zoning

  • Check your Base Zoning and Full Zoning using our GIS viewer and our Zoning Ordinance
  • Your Zoning Ordinance article(s) will tell you what you are allowed to do, what/where you can build, etc. on your parcel.
  • For example, if the GIS viewer has your Base Zone as "R1" and Full Zone with "SC" and "WW" you would read R1 SC and WW in the Zoning Ordinance to figure what you can do on your property.
  • For more information on what you can and cannot do on your property, please see our Drop-Down menu items above.

Land Use Applications

FAQ to discover which Permit is appropriate for your Project

Lake County Parcel Viewer to view information about your Parcel

Lake County Zoning Ordinance to understand what you can and cannot do on your Parcel

[email protected] If you have additional questions regarding which type of Permit is needed, or to request an application.

Once you have reviewed the information above and have gathered all required documents, please send these documents to: https://filetransfer.co.lake.ca.us/filedrop/Planningcounter

Please include in the Message description
Project Name:
Applicant:
Property Owner:
Project Address:
APN (if known):

Once you submit the application via the filestransfer link above, we will initially match your application to the appropriate fees. Please allow up to 10 business days for this process. An email will be sent at this time requesting the appropriate application payment. Please DO NOT remit payment until you receive our email communication. Once we receive payment, we will review your application for completeness.

*Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant. Plan check for all projects takes 30 days to complete.

*Once we begin reviewing your application, an email will be sent requesting the appropriate application payment. Please DO NOT remit payment until you receive our email communication.

Cannabis Questions

For faster turn-around of your question, please use our Cannabis FAQ page.

If you have additional Cannabis Questions, please email the Counter Planner at:
[email protected]

Planners are available to answer your land use questions via the above email, between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday-Friday. Please note, Planners will respond to your inquiry within 10 business days depending on the nature of your inquiry.

To expedite the process, please leave complete information related to your inquiry.  Include pertinent property, permit, and owner information.

Cannabis Applications

Please review our Lake County Cannabis information before submitting an application

[email protected] If you have additional questions regarding which type of Permit is needed, or to request an application.

Once you have reviewed the information above and have gathered all required documents, please send these documents to: https://filetransfer.co.lake.ca.us/filedrop/Cannabis

Please include in the Message description
Project Name:
Applicant:
Property Owner:
Project Address:
APN (if known)
License Type(s) requested*

*Please review our Lake County License Types if you are unsure. Please label the types clearly, for example “A-Type 1: “specialty outdoor”. Note Lake County License Types will differ from CalCannabis License Types.

Once you submit the application via the filestransfer link above, we will initially match your application to the appropriate fees. Please allow up to 10 business days for this process. An email will be sent at this time requesting the appropriate application payment. Please DO NOT remit payment until you receive our email communication. Once we receive payment, we will review your application for completeness.

If applying for a Pre-Application meeting, please download and submit the Pre-Application Form

Please Note: Only 12 Cannabis Use Permit applications and only 12 Cannabis Pre-Applications are accepted per month. If the maximum amount of applications have been received within a given month, any additional applications will be returned.

Consultation

For questions that cannot be answered by utilizing the above resources, a consultation appointment with a Planner may be requested.

*Consultation appointments will incur a fee of $95/hr.

*Planner-conducted research will incur a fee of $95/hr.

To request an appointment and discover Planner availability, please use:

For all Land Use Permits
[email protected]

For all Cannabis Permits
[email protected]

Examples of Consultation questions may include:

*Multi-division or departmental research required

Other Questions

If you have additional questions not covered by the above categories, please email your questions to [email protected]

Ordinances & Resolutions

Ordinance 3073

Ordinance 3084

Ordinance 3092

Ordinance 3100

Ordinance 3101

Ordinance 3103

Resolution 2018-05

Resolution 2021-32