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Zoning the city is the process of dividing the city into areas that have different development regulations. Glendale has 7 residential zones, 5 commercial zones, 1 industrial zone, 3 mixed use zones, 2 specific plan areas (the Downtown Specific Plan and Town Center Specific Plan), and 4 specialized zones (Commercial Equestrian, Transportation, Open Space and Cemetery). The City also employs several overlay zones that add focused regulations to specific properties or areas. The Zoning Map of the City shows the various zoning categories and where they are located.

The Zoning Map is one, continuous, large image of the City. The map has been updated to incorporate the zone changes resulting from the adoption of the North Glendale Community Plan in December 2011, the South Brand Boulevard area changes approved in January 2012 and several Historic Districts.

Zoning Map (4 mb--PDF format)

The Zoning Index Map shows the entire city divided up into smaller areas, or grids. Each grid has an identification number, such as F-01. By clicking on the grid number, you will see the zoning for that grid at a much higher resolution than can be shown on the city-wide zoning map. Each of the small maps can be downloaded or printed, they are 500-600 kb in size, and are in the .pdf format. In the upper right corner is the legend.

These pages have not yet been updated to show the new Cumberland Heights Historic District.

Zoning Index Map (4.9 mb--PDF format)

Zoning Ordinance and Municipal Code

You can now see the recently reformatted Zoning Ordinance online. Various sections of the Municipal Code also refer to or address Planning issues. For easy reference, selected elements of the Municipal Code which address Planning and Zoning issues are summarized here.

Clicking on a section of the code will open a new window with the code in it. To return to this list, simply close the new window.

Please Note: The information in these files was last updated January 2004. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the online Municipal Code is provided as a reference to the citizens of Glendale and the Internet Community. For the most recent, printed version, please contact the Community Development Department at (818) 548-2140.


2.28 Planning Division
2.40 Environmental and Planning Board
2.44 Board of Condemnation
2.48 Board of Zoning Appeals
2.52 Design Review Board
2.68 Planning Commission
2.76 Historic Preservation Commission


12.04 Streets and Sidewalks Generally
12.08 Encroachments and Excavations
12.12 Street and Alley Improvements and Dedications
12.16 Improvements Requiring Deposits
12.20 Improvements Requiring Fixed Fees
12.24 Street Vacations
12.28 Building Numbers
12.32 Shopping Carts
12.36 Newsracks
12.40 Street Trees and Shrubs
12.44 Indigenous Trees


16.04 General Provisions
16.08 Definitions
16.12 Tentative Maps
16.16 Final Maps
16.20 Design Standards
16.28 New Condominiums
16.32 Condominium Conversions
16.36 Improvements
16.44 Miscellaneous Provisions

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