The City Council adopted the Official Zoning Map on Feb. 28, 2006. See Report to City Council 06-020 for background information on the development of the Official Zoning Map.
All properties within the City of San Diego have zoning designations reflecting the current designations in the Land Development Code.
Need to look up your Zoning Use Designation to obtain a City San Diego Business Tax Certificate?
You will be required to self-certify that your proposal is allowed in the zone that applies to the property where the business activity will be conducted. You may use the following online resources to perform self-certification:
Verify the base zone designation of your business’s location by visiting ZAPP.
Verify that the land use and development regulations are permitted by searching the use and developement regulations tables within each section below.
Most property in San Diego falls into one of the following types of base zones:
Overlay zones and other site criteria are used to determine if additional regulations, approvals or permits are required. For example, a site located in a Specific Plan or Community Plan Implementation Overlay zone may have different or additional requirements than the base zone. A project located within the Coastal Overlay Zone may require approval of a Coastal Development Permit prior to issuance of any construction permit. A site within any environmentally sensitive lands layers would require additional information be submitted with any permit application in order for staff to confirm the presence of environmentally sensitive lands that could require a Site Development Permit or Neighborhood Development Permit.