The zoning ordinance translates the City of Santa Monica’s General Plan into specific regulations.
With the adoption of the 2010 Land Use and Circulation Element
a comprehensive Zoning Update project was undertaken.
The most recent update to the Zoning Ordinance went into effect March 30, 2017. The updated document can be found here.
New and Interim Ordinances
Recently passed ordinances
For projects located in the Downtown, the Downtown Community Plan is in effect. Please see the Downtown Community Plan for more information. https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Plans/Downtown-Community-Plan/
Find Zoning for Your Property
To find the zoning district for a particular parcel use the Santa Monica Zoning Web Application
Zoning Maps & Data
Visit the City of Santa Monica's GIS page to view and download zoning information in publicly available datasets and maps.