The Zoning Ordinance is Chapter 36 of the City Code and consists of land use regulations, based on policies of the General Plan, enacted in order to promote the public health, safety, morals, comfort and general welfare throughout the City of Mountain View. The Zoning Ordinance recognizes the importance of protecting land from other uses which are unrelated or incompatible, as well as the importance of well-designed and properly integrated developments to the public welfare in all districts of the City.
The Zoning Map shows, through color coding and abbreviations, the zoning designation of all properties within the City. Below is an interactive zoning map to search by property address.
Download a PDF of the Zoning Map here. Download source data here.
Overlay and Other Districts
Additional Resources and Handouts
- Single-Family R1 Zoning Handbook
Helpful guide to understanding the R1 District development regulations.
- Zoning Calculations: Methods, Definitions and Clarifications
This document defines, clarifies, and describes key measurements and requirements of development standards within the Zoning Ordinance.
- Water Conservation in Landscape Regulations
These regulations supplements the Zoning Ordinance landscaping requirements for homes and businesses. Additional materials are available on the forms page.
- Land Use Near Streams
In partnership with the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the City enforces development standards and landscaping for new construction or additions to single-family homes located adjacent to creeks and waterways.
- Childcare Facilities
This handout provides direction and guidance on the requirements for opening a childcare facility.
- Cannabis Regulations
This handout provides a summary of current cannabis regulations in Mountain View.
- The City has various housing programs and regulations, including Below Market Rate (BMR) Guidelines regarding the City's Below Market Rate housing program, policies, and processes, and Tenant Relocation Assistance requirements for development or renovations that may displace existing residences.
- Trash and Recycling standards and information for residential, commercial, and industrial land uses.