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Zoning Ordinance

View the current San Bruno Zoning Ordinance here.
Please see Title 12 Land Use for residential zoning requirements.


The City is in the process of updating its Zoning Code to implement the San Bruno General Plan approved in 2009 and the Transit Corridors Plan approved in 2013. The Zoning Code controls land use activity within the City and is the primary day-to-day planning guide. While small revisions have been made over time to this Code, the last comprehensive Zoning Code update occurred 30 years ago. The current update to the Zoning Code will reflect new policies within the recently adopted Transit Corridors Plan (TCP). For more information about the Zoning Code Update, CLICK HERE.


Zoning is the division of a city or county into districts and the application of different regulations in each district. Zoning regulations are generally divided into two classes.

Every parcel within a city or county is specifically zoned a certain classification which which sets forth regulations and requirements governing the use, placement, spacing, and size of land and buildings. The legislative body of any county or city may, pursuant to Government Code Section 65850, adopt ordinances that do any of the following: