Mission Statement

Guide land use and development consistent with the General Plan, Building Codes, and related regulations, by providing accurate, timely, and courteous professional and technical services to our customers, to maintain the County's unique quality of life, protect public safety and the environment and to promote economic vitality for current and future generations.


What's New

**El Dorado County Executed Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations** NEW

Frequently Asked Questions | California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

Zoning Ordinance Updates

Urgency Ordinance 5172, Chapter 130.69.A of the El Dorado County Code, was executed by the Board of Supervisors on January 3, 2023, addressinig temporary emergency housing, resiliency, and rebuilding after the 2022 Mosquito Fire. 

Urgency Ordinance 5163, Chapter 130.69 of the El Dorado County Code, was executed by the Board of Supervisors on August 23, 2022, amending the fee waiver eligibility criteria for permit fees charged by both the Planning and Building Department and Environmental Management Department. 

Urgency Ordinance 5150, Chapter 130.69 of the El Dorado County Code, was executed by the Board of Supervisors on September 10,  2021, addressing temporary emergency housing, resiliency, and rebuilding after the 2021 Caldor Fire.

          Executed Ordinance 5150, Chapter 130.69

Writ of Mandate from the Superior Court of the State of California

Discharge of Writ of Mandate:  On May 5, 2023, the El Dorado County Superior Court released an order discharging the Writ of Mandate allowing the County to process and approve construction and Oak Resource removal permits within the Important Biological Corridor (IBC).

Partial Stay of the Enforcement of the Judgment and Writ:  The partial stay of the enforcement of the Judgment and Writ allows the County to process and approve construction permits which would not result in (a) removal of oak trees or (b) removal or impact to oak woodlands within the area of the mapped Important Biological Corridors (IBC) as depicted on the map attached as Exhibit A to the Writ.

Executed Writ of MandateThe executed Writ of Mandate suspends approval of construction and Oak Woodland removal permits in the Highway 50 corridor, defined as the mapped Important Biological Corridors (IBC) running north to south of Highway 50.

Important Biological Corridor Map (pdf) (interactive map)

 Temporary Recreational Vehicle Ordinance Code 5136

The Temporary Recreational Vehicle Ordinance allows for the limited use of a recreational vehicle as temporary housing for hardship purposes.  Click here for more information.


Town and Country Village (General Plan Amendment GPA22-0003, Specific Plan Revision SP-R21-0002, Planned Development PD21-0005, Rezone Z21-0013, Tentative Map TM22-0005, Conditional Use Permit CUP23-0008)

Project Frontier: The County was notified on Thursday, May 11, 2023, that the applicant has withdrawn the application.
Public Review Draft Climate Vulnerability Assessment

Higginbotham Two Phase Commercial Development, Cool Gas Station (Design Review, DR22-0007)

Notice of Availability of an Addendum to the Final Program Environmental Impact Report for the Targeted General Plan Amendment/Zoning Ordinance Update (OR23-0001)

Creekside Plaza Arco Gas Station (Conditional Use Permit CUP21-0004, Planned Development Revision PD-R21-0002)

EDH 52 Mixed Use Development (Planned Development PD15-0001/Rezone Z17-0004/Tentative Parcel Map P17-0007/Conditional Use Permit Revision CUP-R21-0024/Lot Line Adjustment LLA21-0009

Mixed Use Development, Submitted June 2023

Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting, submitted 2015

Dorado Oaks Tentative Subdivision Map Project (Rezone Z19-0005/Tentative Subdivision Map TM18-1538/Planned Development PD19-0005/Development Agreement DA20-0002)

Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan (General Plan Amendment A14-0003/Specific Plan SP12-0002/Rezone Z14-0005/Specific Plan Revision SP86-0002-R/Planned Development PD14-0004/Tentative Subdivision Map TM14-1516/Development Agreement DA14-0003) 

A hearing for the Planning Commission to consider the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan (CEDHSP) was held on April 28, 2022. At that meeting, the Planning Commission continued the hearing for this item to June 9, 2022.

The agenda for the June 9, 2022, Planning Commission meeting will be available prior to the hearing at: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

The meeting will be live-streamed via Zoom. Participation by Zoom will be available and is encouraged since seating will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Information for participating by Zoom will be included in the agenda when posted. Project documents are available at the link below. Additional project documents and the hearing agenda are available in Legistar at https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

Project Information and Documents

Creekside Village Specific Plan Project (General Plan Amendment GPA20-0001/Rezone Z20-0005/Specific Plan SP20-0001/Tentative Map TM20-0002) – 

  • Zoning Ordinance – Major Amendments to Title 130 –  Ordinance No. 5127 adopted by the Board of Supervisors September 1, 2020 (Effective October 1, 2020)
  • Subdivisions Ordinance – Amendments to Title 120 –  Ordinance No. 5128 adopted by the Board of Supervisors September 1, 2020 (Effective October 1, 2020)
  • Zoning Ordinance – Update to Chapter 130.41 (Commercial Cannabis - Fingerprinting Amendment allows more discretion to the Sheriff's Office when requiring fingerprinting, for any owners having a share of 5 percent or less of a commercial cannabis business) – Ordinance No. 5123 adopted by the Board of Supervisors June 9th, 2020 (Effective July 10th, 2020)
  • Zoning Ordinance – Update to Chapter 130.42 (Cultivation of Cannabis for Personal Use)Ordinance No. 5122 adopted by the Board of Supervisors May 5th, 2020 (Effective May 5th, 2020)

  • Zoning Ordinance – Update to Chapter 130.41 (Commercial Cannabis) Ordinance No. 5124 adopted by the Board of Supervisors May 12th, 2020 (Effective June 11th, 2020)
  • 2004 El Dorado County General Plan-Update to Chapter 10-Economic Development Element-Resolution No. 216-2019 adopted by the Board of Supervisors December 10, 2019