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Oakland Planning Code - PDF of Planning Code (Effective 3-17-16)
The Planning Code specifies land uses and development standards. Summaries of select provisions of the Planning Code are provided below. Please consult the Code sections referred to in the summaries for the complete requirements.
Summary of Residential Zone Regulations
Summary of Hillside Residential Regulations
Secondary Unit (In-Law) Regulations-NEW!
Home Occupation Regulations
Summary of Accessory Structure Regulations
Zoning and Parcel Information Map, CEDA Map Viewer
Use this dynamic map to enter an address and identify information for specific properties, such as zoning district, height area, historic significance, General Plan designation.
Or you may view a static map of zoning for the entire City (using Internet Explorer or Firefox web browser) at Citywide Zoning Map (Effective May 3, 2016).
General Plan Document
The General Plan reflects the long-range vision and policy framework to guide development for the next twenty years in the City of Oakland, and may be viewed as a static map (using Internet Explorer or Firefox web browser) at General Plan Map.
General Plan Conformity Guidelines
The General Plan represents the long range land use and policy goals of the City while the Zoning represents specific land use and development standards for a property. In most cases, the General Plan and the Zoning designation for a property are compatible but there are some areas of the City that are still awaiting new Zoning. In some cases there are conflicts between the older Zoning and the General Plan, this set of guidelines explains how to rectify this.
For information about current zoning regulations, you may also call the Planning and Zoning Hotline at (510) 238-3911.