The Sacramento County Zoning Code is sometimes amended to include specific regulations and land uses for areas that feel the Zoning Code does not fully meet the needs of their community. This can be done through:
- Special Planning Areas (SPA). An SPA is created for an established area when the countywide zoning regulations (“Titles” I, II & III) do not adequately address local concerns. The SPA allows uses, regulations and standards that would not be allowed under the countywide regulations. SPAs are in Title V of the Zoning Code.
- Neighborhood Preservation Area (NPA). An NPA is designed to protect and preserve the character of established neighborhoods when the countywide regulations are inadequate for that purpose. NPAs are in Title VI of the Zoning Code.
- Specific Plans. Specific Plans are for master planned new growth areas which may require their own policies, regulations, and standards for planning sustainable developments. Specific Plans are in Title VI of the Zoning Code.
Special Note. Regulations within these documents may be pre-empted by recent State legislation regarding Accessory Dwelling Units. Review the document at this link for further information.
Adopted SPAs, NPAs, and Specific Plans