Information about Zoning

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Research Zoning Online

Generate a Rebuild Letter (Restoration of Damaged Nonconforming Buildings)

A self-serve, online system that generates the "Rebuild Letter" to confirm rebuild-ability rights for buildings. 

To retrieve a Paid Rebuild Letter, call 3-1-1.

Generate a Zoning Information Letter (previously known as Zoning Letter)

A self-serve, online system that generates a "Zoning Information Letter" which provides ONLY the current zone information of your property. 

To retrieve a Paid Zoning Information Letter, call 3-1-1.

Request a Tax Credit Letter (pdf)

A written Verification of Zoning for California Tax Credit Allocation Committee and California Debt Limit Allocation Committee.
Instructions for obtaining a Tax Credit Letter (pdf)

Request a Zoning Determination Letter (pdf)

A written response to applicant's Zoning Code questions for projects that are not in Plan Check or Preliminary Plan Check, and do not require calculations.
Instructions for obtaining a Zoning Determination Letter (pdf)

Request a Termination of Covenant & Agreement (pdf)

To terminate Covenant & Agreements that do not change the information on the Structural Inventory in a permit or Certificate of Occupancy (e.g. number of parking spaces).
Instructions for obtaining a Termination of Covenant and Agreement (pdf)

ZIMAS (Zone Information Map Access System)

An online mapping system that displays the zoning information of parcels within the City of Los Angeles. Parcels may be searched and identified by address, legal description, street intersection, or assessor's parcel number. ZIMAS can be used to find, property lines, zoning, land use, assessed land value, case numbers and more.
 - ZIMAS Reference Guide
 - Using ZIMAS to Find Historic Preservation Information

BIO (Building Information Online)

Map-based tool that shows building information by address and parcel. Information includes zoning, permits, inspections, and code enforcement reports.

Zoning Code (from L.A.M.C.) Opens in new window

Reports and Documents

Permit & Inspection Report

A report that displays the zoning information for most parcels within the City of Los Angeles that can be identified by address or property tax bill number.

Search Online Building Records

Search the Internet Document Imaging System (IDIS) for all documents. Search by, address, legal description, assessor number, document number, or parcel.


ID   Title  
Zoning Code Manual and Commentary View
IB/P/ZC 2002-003 Netted Horticultural Structures View
IB/P/ZC 2002-005 Guidelines for Consideration of Yard Reduction Requests View
IB/P/ZC 2002-008 Determination of the Zoning Height of a Building or Structure View
IB/P/ZC 2002-009 Early Notice Regarding Discretionary Review View
IB/P/ZC 2002-014 Child Day Care Establishments View
IB/P/ZC 2002-015 Determining Front Yards, When Subject to the Prevailing Setback Regulation View
IB/P/ZC 2014-018 Equinekeeping View
IB/P/ZC 2002-004 Allowable Projection for Decks and Built-Up Platforms in Required Yards View
IB/P/ZC 2002-006 Allowable Projections and Improvements in Required Yards View
IB/P/ZC 2002-001 Parking Lot Design View
IB/P/ZC 2002-002 Heights of Fences in Residential Zones View
IB/P/ZC 2002-011 Summary of Parking Regulations View
IB/P/ZC 2002-012 Zoning and Land Use Requirements Notice to All Business Tax Registrants View
IB/P/ZC 2002-013 Zoning Code Requirements for Automobile Dismantling Yards, Junk Yards, Scrap Metal Yards, or Open Air Storage of Used Materials, etc View
IB/P/ZC 2014-007 Nurseries Agricultural View
IB/P/ZC 2014-019 Procedure for Processing "Error or Abuse of Discretion" Appeals of LADBS Actions Concerning Zoning Issues View
IB/P/ZC 2018-020 Guidelines for Plan Check and Permit Requirements for Interim Motel (Hotel) Conversion Projects View