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Ordinance Revision

Updating Codes & Ordinances

The Zoning Ordinance (Title 20 of the San José Municipal Code) comprises the land use regulations and development standards for all property within the City of San José. The zoning code contains provisions applicable to all zoning districts, specific district regulations, use and development standards, procedural requirements for administrative and legislative review, and the definitions and terms used in the Zoning Ordinance.

The Zoning Ordinance and other sections of the Municipal Code are continuously reviewed and updated to ensure compliance with new legislation, to provide more effective and efficient review of development proposals, and to reflect the changing values and attitudes of the community towards land use.