Chapter 8.12
ZONING DISTRICTS AND PERMITTED USES OF LAND

8.12.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this Chapter is to establish zoning districts, adopt an official Zoning Map, show equivalent zoning districts between the new Zoning Ordinance and the former Zoning Ordinance, determine permitted land uses and conditionally permitted land uses, and establish decision maker authority for such conditionally permitted land uses.

Intent. The intent of this Chapter is to ensure the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare; and to classify and regulate the use of land, buildings and structures within the City of Dublin that will consistently implement the General Plan and specific plans.

8.12.020 Zoning Districts Established.

The City of Dublin shall be divided into zoning districts which consistently implement the General Plan and specific plans. The following zoning districts (which may be commonly referred to as “Zones”) are established, and shall be shown on the official Zoning Map, Section 8.12.030.

A

Agricultural Zoning District

 

 

R-1

Single Family Residential Zoning District

R-2

Two Family Residential Zoning District

R-M

Multi-Family Residential Zoning District

PD

Planned Development Zoning District

 

 

C-O

Commercial Office Zoning District

C-N

Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District

C-1

Retail Commercial Zoning District

C-2

General Commercial Zoning District

 

 

M-P

Industrial Park Zoning District

M-1

Light Industrial Zoning District

M-2

Heavy Industrial Zoning District

8.12.030 Zoning Map Adopted.

A.    The boundaries of the zoning districts established by Section 8.12.020 shall be shown upon the map designated as the “City of Dublin Zoning Map” (hereafter referred to as the “Zoning Map”, on file with the City Clerk, and available at the Department of Community Development.

B.    The Zoning Map, together with all legends, symbols, notations, references, zoning district boundaries, map symbols, and other information on the map has been adopted by the City Council in compliance with Government Code Sections 65800 et seq., and is hereby incorporated into this Ordinance by reference as though it were fully set forth here.

C.    The Zoning Map shall implement the adopted General Plan and specific plans.

D.    Amendments to the Zoning Map shall follow the process established in Chapter 8.120, Zoning Ordinance Amendment.

8.12.040 Zoning District Conversion Table.

The following zoning district conversion table shows the equivalent zones of the new Zoning Ordinance and of the former Zoning Ordinance:

New Zoning Ordinance

Former Zoning Ordinance

 

 

 

 

A

Agricultural District

A

Agricultural District

 

 

 

 

R-1

Single Family Residential District

R-1

Single Family Residence District

R-2

Two Family Residential District

R-2

Two Family Residence District

R-M

Multi-Family Residential District

R-3

Four Family Dwelling District

R-M

Multi-Family Residential District

R-4

Multiple Residence District

PD

Planned Development District

PD

Planned Development District

 

 

 

 

C-O

Commercial Office District

C-O

Administrative Office District

C-N

Neighborhood Commercial District

C-N

Neighborhood Business District

C-1

Retail Commercial District

C-1

Retail Business District

C-2

General Commercial District

C-2

General Commercial District

 

 

 

 

M-P

Industrial Park District

M-P

Industrial Park District

M-1

Light Industrial District

M-1

Light Industrial District

M-2

Heavy Industrial District

M-2

Heavy Industrial District

8.12.050 Permitted and Conditionally Permitted Land Uses.

The following “Land Use Matrix” lists the permitted and conditionally permitted Use Types, as defined in Chapter 8.08, Definitions, in each Zoning District, and the decision-making authority. Uses in the Downtown Dublin Zoning District are set forth in Chapter 8.30 (Downtown Dublin Zoning District) of the Zoning Ordinance. Uses in the Dublin Crossing Zoning District are set forth in Chapter 8.31 (Dublin Crossing Zoning District) of the Zoning Ordinance.

AGRICULTURAL USE TYPES 

AGRICULTURAL USE TYPE

A

R-1

R-2

R-M

C-O

C-N

C-1

C-2

M-P

M-1

M-2

Animal Keeping - Agricultural

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Animal Keeping - Commercial

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Agricultural Processing

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Bird Keeping - Commercial

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Crop Production

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Horse Stable/Riding Academy

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Horsekeeping

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Marijuana - Medical Cultivation

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Marijuana - Nonmedical Cultivation (up to 6 plants)3

P

P

P

P

-

-

P

P

P

P

P

RESIDENTIAL USE TYPES 

RESIDENTIAL USE TYPE

A

R-1

R-2

R-M

C-O

C-N

C-1

C-2

M-P

M-1

M-2

Agricultural Housing

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Animal Keeping - Residential

P

P

P

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Boarding House

-

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Caretaker Residence

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

Community Care Facility/Small

P

P

P

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cottage Food Operations

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Duplex

-

-

P

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Emergency Shelter

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

-

Family Day Care Home/Large (up to 14 children)

ZC/CUP

ZC/CUP

ZC/CUP

ZC/CUP

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Family Day Care Home/Small (up to 8 children)

P

P

P

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Farm Mobile Home

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Garage/Yard Sale

P

P

P

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Home Occupation

P

P

P

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Mobile Home

P

P

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Mobile Home /Manufactured Home Park

-

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Multi-Family Residence

-

-

P

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Parking Lot - Residential

-

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Residential Use Secondary to Commercial Use

-

C/PC

-

-

-

-

C/PC

-

-

-

-

Residential Conversion of Garage to Living Space

-

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Second Unit

-

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Single Family Residence

P

P

P

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Single Room Occupancy Units

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

-

-

-

Supportive Housing (Small)

P

P

P

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Supportive Housing (Large)

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

-

Temporary Mobile Home/Manufactured Home

TUP

TUP

TUP

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Tract and Sales Office/Model Home Complex

-

TUP

TUP

TUP

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Transitional Housing (Small)

P

P

P

P

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Transitional Housing (Large)

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

-

CIVIC USE TYPES 

CIVIC USE TYPE

A

R-1

R-2

R-M

C-O

C-N

C-1

C-2

M-P

M-1

M-2

Community Clubhouse

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

C/PC

-

-

-

-

Community Facility

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

Hospital/Medical Center

-

-

-

C/PC

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

-

Industrial Transfer/Storage/ Treatment Facility

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

Newspaper Recycling Bin

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

-

-

-

Small Scale Transfer and Storage Facility

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

 

COMMERCIAL USE TYPES 

COMMERCIAL USE TYPE

A

R-1

R-2

R-M

C-O

C-N

C-1

C-2

M-P

M-1

M-2

Adult Business Establishment

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

-

Ambulance Service

-

C/PC

-

-

-

-

-

P

-

P

-

Animal Sales and Services

C/ZA

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

-

C/PC

C/PC

Arcade

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

-

-

-

-

Arts and Crafts Fair

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

-

Auction Yard

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

-

Auditorium

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

-

Automobile/Vehicle Brokerage

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

P

-

-

ZC/MUP1

-

Automobile/Vehicle Rental

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

-

C/PC

ZC/MUP1

-

Automobile/Vehicle Repairs and Service

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

-

C/PC

ZC/MUP1

-

Automobile/Vehicle Sales and Service

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

-

C/PC

ZC/MUP1

-

Automobile/Vehicle Storage Lot

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

TUP

-

C/PC

-

Banks and Financial Services

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

P

-

-

-

Bed and Breakfast Inn

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

Billiard/Pool Hall

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

-

Building Materials Sales

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

-

-

-

Car Wash/Detailing

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

-

-

-

Card Room

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

-

Carnival

-

-

-

-

-

-

TUP

TUP

-

-

-

Cemeteries, Columbariums and Mortuaries

C/PC

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

-

C/PC

-

Christmas Tree Sales Lot

-

-

-

-

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

-

-

-

Comedy Club

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

C/ZA

P

P

C/ZA

C/ZA

-

Community Care Facility/Large

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

-

Copying and Blueprinting

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

P

-

-

-

Dance Floor

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

-

C/PC

-

Day Care Center (15+ persons)

(see Chapter 8.82)

-

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

Drive-in/Drive-through Business

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

-

Eating and Drinking Establishment

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

C/ZA

P

P

C/ZA

C/ZA

-

Eating and Drinking Establishment – Specialty

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

P

P

P

C/ZA

C/ZA

-

Eating and Drinking Establishment – Take Out

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

P

P

P

C/ZA

C/ZA

-

Farmer’s Market

-

-

-

-

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

-

-

-

Festival/Street Fair

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

-

-

-

Fireworks Sales

-

-

-

-

-

-

TUP

TUP

-

-

-

Fortunetelling

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

-

Health Services/Clinics

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

-

P

P

-

-

-

Hotel/Motel

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

-

Housemover’s Storage Lot

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

Impound Yard

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

Laboratory

-

-

-

-

P

-

-

P

P

P

P

Massage Establishment2

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

-

-

-

Marijuana - Commercial Medical Business

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Marijuana - Commercial Nonmedical Business

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Marijuana - Medical Dispensary

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Mini-Storage

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

-

P

-

Nightclub

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

-

Office - Contractor’s

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

P

Office - Professional/Administrative

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

P

P

-

-

Office Trailer - Commercial

-

-

-

-

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

Outdoor Mobile Vendor

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

Outdoor Sale by Est. Dub. Bus.

-

-

-

-

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

-

-

-

Outdoor Seating

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

P

P

P

-

Parking Lot/Garage-Commercial

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

P

P

C/PC

P

P

Personal Services

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

-

-

-

Plant Nursery

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

-

Pumpkin Sales Lot

-

-

-

-

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

-

-

-

Recording Studio

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

-

Recreational Facility/Indoor (See Chapter 8.70)

-

-

-

-

-

-

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

ZC/MUP

Recreational Facility/Outdoor

C/PC

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

Repair Shop

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

-

-

-

Retail - General

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

-

-

-

Retail - Neighborhood

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

-

-

-

Retail - Outdoor Storage

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

-

Retail - Service

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

-

-

-

School - Commercial

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

-

-

-

Service Station

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

-

C/PC

C/PC

Shopping Center

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

-

-

-

Superstore

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Temporary Construction Trailer

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

TUP

Temporary Outdoor Sale Not Related to On-Site Established Business (Sidewalk Sale)

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

C/ZA

Theater (other than Adult Business Establishment)

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

C/ZA

C/ZA

-

Tobacco Retailer

-

-

-

-

-

-

ZC

ZC

-

-

-

Vehicle Storage Yd-Commercial

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/ZA

C/ZA

 

INDUSTRIAL USE TYPES 

INDUSTRIAL USE TYPE

A

R-1

R-2

R-M

C-O

C-N

C-1

C-2

M-P

M-1

M-2

Equipment and materials Storage Yard

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

-

C/PC

-

Industrial - Heavy

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

Industrial - Light

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

Printing and Publishing

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

-

Recycling Facility - Commercial

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

C/PC

Research and Development Laboratory

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

Salvage and Wrecking Yard

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

C/PC

C/PC

Storage Container

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

TUP

TUP

TUP

Storage of Petroleum Products for On-Site Use

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

P

Trucking Terminal

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

Warehousing and Distribution

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

P

P

P

KEY/DECISIONMAKER AUTHORITY

Permitted

P

Not Permitted

-

Zoning Clearance

ZC

Minor Use Permit

MUP

Conditional Use Permit/Zoning Administrator

C/ZA

Conditional Use Permit/Planning Commission

C/PC

Temporary Use Permit

TUP

1Permitted with a zoning clearance/minor use permit in the Scarlett Court Overlay Zoning District.

2Additionally, a Massage Establishment may also be established in a Planned Development (PD) Zoning District if not specifically prohibited by the PD regulations and if the project site has an underlying Commercial Land Use designation. Any PD regulations which require a Conditional Use Permit for Massage Establishments shall be superseded by this Chapter and any Massage Establishment in a PD Zoning District, unless specifically prohibited, shall be subject to the requirements of Chapter 4.20.

3Nonmedical marijuana cultivation must comply with all regulations contained in Chapter 5.58.

Rev. Ord. 9-16 (October 2016); Ord. 1-16 (January 2016); Ord. 4-15 (July 2015); Ord. 25-14 (December 2014); Rev. Ord. 7-13 (November 2013); Ord. 6-13 (November 2013); Ord. 20-12 (December 2012); Ord. 8-11 (June 2011); Ord. 4-11 (April 2011); Ord. 1-11 (February 2011); Ord. 27-10 (December 2010); Ord. 5-10 (April 2010); Ord. 3-10 (February 2010); Ord. 15-09 (November 2009); Ord. 20-06 (November 2006); Ord. 16-04 (April 2004); Ord. 9-03 (July 2003); Ord. 16-02 (October 2002)