Zoning & Zoning Ordinance

Zoning & Zoning Ordinance

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Under the authority of Section 65800 et seq. Of the California Government Code, the Lakeport City Council has adopted a Zoning Ordinance for the City of Lakeport. This Ordinance is also known as Title 17 of the Lakeport Municipal Code.

The Zoning Ordinance serves to implement the Lakeport General Plan and is adopted to promote and protect the public health, safety, peace, morals, comfort, convenience, and general welfare.

The Zoning Ordinance establishes various zoning districts in the City; establishes setbacks, height limits, parking standards, and open spaces within said districts; specifies the uses of land and of buildings permitted in said districts; prescribes regulations for the erection, construction, alteration, and maintenance of buildings, structures, uses, signs, and other improvements in said districts, including the requirement that permits be secured for certain buildings, structures, uses, and improvements, and for the use of land; defines zoning terms; specifies the procedures for ordinance amendment; and prescribes penalties for the violation of any of the provisions hereof.

The provisions of the Lakeport Zoning Ordinance apply to all development proposed and undertaken in the incorporated City limits of Lakeport including, where applicable, development undertaken by the State, County, or other units of local government.

No building or structure shall be erected, reconstructed, or structurally altered in any manner, nor shall any building or land be used for any purpose, other than as permitted by and in conformance with the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance.

The Lakeport City Council has established a schedule of fees for processing the various applications and permits required by the Zoning Ordinance.

It is the duty of the Community Development Director to enforce the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance pertaining to the use of land or buildings and the erection, construction, reconstruction, moving, alteration, or addition to any buildings or structures.

Any person, company, or corporation that causes any use to be established, any structure to be altered, converted, moved, or commenced contrary to the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance can be cited by the Community Development Director, and may be found guilty of a misdemeanor. 

Questions regarding Zoning in Lakeport can be directed to the Lakeport Community Development Department at 707-263-5615 extension 201 or via email to Joey Hejnowicz, Community Development Director, jhejnowicz@cityoflakeport.com