Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan, July 2017

General Plan, January 28, 2003
  • The General Plan formalizes a long-term vision for the physical evolution of Del Norte County and outlines policies, standards, and programs to guide day-to-day decisions concerning Del Norte County's development.  Designed to meet state general plan and coastal planning requirements, the General Plan consists of two documents: the General Plan Policy Document and ta General Plan Background Report.  This Policy Document is divided into two main parts.  Part I is the General Plan Summary, which provides background about the General Plan and reviews the plan's major themes and proposals.  This section is a summary only, and does not set official policy.  The lengthier and more detailed Part II present Del Norte County's formal General Plan policy statements in the form of goals, policies, standards, implementation programs, and quantified objectives, expressed in both text and diagrams.
General Plan, Coastal Element, 1983 (Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan)
  • The Local Coastal Program (LCP) is a basic planning tool used by the local government to guide development in the coastal zone, in partnership with the Coastal Commission.  The LCP contains the ground rules for future development and protection of coastal resources.  The LCP includes a land use plan and measures to implement the plan (such as zoning ordinances).  Prepared by the local government, these programs govern decisions that determine the short-term and long-term conservation and use of coastal resources.  The plan is implemented through Title 21 - Coastal Zoning of the Del Norte County Code.
Housing Element, 2014
  • The Housing Element is required to be updated on a 5-year cycle to demonstrate that the County has the ability to accommodate its share of the identified Regional Housing Need developed by the State of California.  The Housing Element also establishes the goals and policies of the County with regard to housing over the next 5 years.
The 2014 Housing Element was certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development on September 23, 2014.

- OHV Facilities Plan, June 12, 2018
  • In 2014, the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors adopted County Ordinance 2014-011 which was codified in Chapter 10.25 of the Del Norte County Code - Off Highway Vehicles. This section allows for the operation of off-highway vehicles (OHV), in addition to conventional vehicles, on four County-maintained roads located in the Smith River National Recreation Area of the Six Rivers National Forest. 

    The 2018 Del Norte County OHV Facilities Plan (Plan) highlights areas where motorized recreation opportunities currently exist and helps to guide decision-making in the development of future OHV facilities. The Plan outlines core values and principles, divides the County into planning units, and prioritizes goals, policies, and programs through cost-benefit analysis. It is the intent of the Planning Division to continue facilitating OHV recreation consistent with the Plan. 
Del Norte County Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, March 24, 2020 
          More information about the ordinance may be found under the Forms and Handouts page on the                  Building Inspection webpage and at the California Department of Water Resources website.