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Countywide Zoning (2008)

This dataset was developed in 2008 by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to provide a Countywide zoning and general plan information.  ***There is a newer version of this dataset.  Click here.***

Importantly, it includes the zoning codes for each city, their general plan codes, and a generalized general plan code developed by SCAG to support regional analysis.  This information was consolidated by SCAG, with QAQC done by local jurisdictions.

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Data Field Descriptions
  • AIN - Assessor Parcel Number
  • County - County ID (for LA this is 37)
  • CITY_NAME - City Name
  • DENSITY - This represents the number of dwelling units permitted. Some cities provide ranges other absolute number.
  • LOW - For jurisdictions with ranges, this represents the fewest number of dwelling units
  • HIGH - For jurisdictions with ranges, this represents the top of the range
  • ZONE_CODE - City's Zoning Code - note that this is the source code for each of the 88 cities.  They are not harmonized and similar codes may mean slightly different zoning regulations for each city.
  • YEAR_ADOPT - This is generally reflecting the year in which the land use element was adopted, however, there may be some instances when the staff put in the year the General Plan was adopted
  • CITY_GP_CO - City's general Plan code
  • SCAG_GP_COD - SCAG General plan Code.  This is a generalized general plan code developed by SCAG to support regional analysis.  You can join this to the .dbf file which has descriptions.  More detailed descriptions are in the word file.
  • NOTES - Other

GIS Source Information
Feature Dataset Name (if applicable):
Reference Date: 2008
Accuracy: Parcel
Update Frequency: Other
Access Constraints:None

Contact Information
Tom Vo
Associate Regional Planner
Southern California Association of Governments
Research and Analysis Department
818 West 7th Street
12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 236-1930

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