Zoning Code Update: Realizing Our Vision

The Zoning Code for the Town of Mammoth Lakes (Municipal Code Title 17) was originally adopted in 1984 and has undergone a number of amendments since adoption. The Zoning Code establishes where residential, commercial, and other land uses may be located within town, what type of permit is required for each use, and what standards apply to new uses and development. If you would like to review the pre-2014 Zoning Code please click here.

Zoning Code Update ZCA 13-001 Approved on April 2, 2014

The Zoning Code Update (ZCU) was initiated by the Town Council with the goal of incorporating the 2007 General Plan into the Zoning Code, modernizing the Town’s zoning regulations, and create a more user-friendly Code that supports the Community Vision expressed in the General Plan.

Staff has prepared an Executive Summary of the Zoning Code Update which includes the purpose and objectives of the project, a summary of issues with the existing Zoning Code, a description of the Update process, and information about some of the new Code's key features and changes.

The Town Council approved the Zoning Code Update on April 2, 2014. You can review the final, approved Zoning Code Update here. Please note that the Zoning Code Update document is more than 5MB and may take some time to load depending on your internet connection speed. The Zoning Code Update also included an update of the Zoning Map to ensure conformance with the General Plan Land Use Map. The updated and previous Zoning Maps are available below:

New Zoning Map (2.21 MB)

Past Zoning Map (2.08 MB)

Grant Funding for Project

The Zoning Code Update is funded in part by a generous grant ($318,245) from the Strategic Growth Council (under the Department of Conservation's Division of Land Resources Protection). The Strategic Growth Council distributes grants through the Sustainable Communities program (funded by Proposition 84) to promote planning for community sustainability.