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Zoning Look-Up for Parcels in the Unincorporated Area of Monterey County
(enter an Assessor's Parcel Number in the form below and click submit to retrieve the zoning for the parcel. )

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Frequently Asked Questions


Important Note Regarding Zoning:
The zoning designation of a property is only one of many factors that can influence the development potential of a property.  It is important that you contact Planning & Building staff before you make a significant investment in your proposed project.  If you have a project in mind you can start the development process using the online questionnaire.
Enter 12 digit APN: 

Assessor Parcel Number Zoning Location
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(Please  note that all property located within the boundaries of the Carmel, Big Sur Coast, and Del Monte Forest Land Use Plans are subject to the requirements of Section 20.44 (Design Control Districts) of the Coastal Implementation Plan)
Click Here for a map of Planning Area boundaries

Where can I find my Assessor's Parcel Number (APN)?
Parcel numbers are found on your property tax bill or you can contact the Monterey County Assessor at (831) 755-5035 or

What does the zoning designation mean?
Regulations for zoning designations can be found in the County Zoning Ordinances.  If the  zoning designation ends with a (CZ) the parcel is in the Coastal Zone and you should use the Coastal Zoning Ordinance (Title 20).  If the designation does not end in (CZ) the parcel is in the inland area and  Title 21 should be used.

Why is there no location shown for the parcel?
The APN is the primary method used by the County to track parcels.  If an address for the parcel is in the Planning and Building database, it will be listed;  otherwise the location field will be blank.

What should I do if my parcel is not found?
If your search does not find a parcel number, first verify with the Assessor that the parcel is a legitimate active parcel.  Then contact Planning & Building staff by phone or email to determine your zoning.