CHAPTER 16:  ZONING CODE
ARTICLE I.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
   16-1.   Content of the zoning ordinance
   16-2.   Interpretation of chapter
   16-3.   Violation of license or permit condition
   16-4.   Time limit for judicial review
   16-5.   Duties of officials/employees
ARTICLE II.  DEFINITIONS
   16-10.   Definitions
ARTICLE III.  ZONES, USES AND REQUIREMENTS
DIVISION 1.  GENERALLY
   16-15.   Zones established
   16-16.   Boundaries of zones shown on zoning map incorporated by reference
   16-17.   Rules for zones where boundaries uncertain
   16-18.   Usage limited to proper zone.
DIVISION 2.  R-1 SINGLE-FAMILY ZONE
   16-20.   Purpose
   16-21.   Uses permitted
   16-22.   Related uses
   16-23.   Architectural standards
   16-24.   Minimum dwelling size
   16-25.   Height permitted
   16-26.   Minimum lot area
   16-27.   Minimum lot frontage
   16-28.   Minimum lot width
   16-29.   Minimum lot depth
   16-30.   Exception to area requirements
   16-31.   Front yard
   16-32.   Side yard
   16-33.   Rear yard
   16-34.   Interior yard space
   16-35.   Space accessory buildings may occupy
DIVISION 3.  R-2 MULTIPLE-FAMILY ZONE
   16-40.   Purpose
   16-41.   Uses permitted
   16-42.   Related uses
   16-43.   Height permitted
   16-44.   Density
   16-45.   Front yard
   16-46.   Side yard
   16-47.   Rear yard
   16-48.   Interior yard space
   16-49.   Space accessory buildings may occupy
   16-50.   Prohibited uses
DIVISION 4.  R-3 GARDEN APARTMENT ZONE
   16-55.   Purpose
   16-56.   Uses permitted
   16-57.   Related uses
   16-58.   Height permitted
   16-59.   Density
   16-60.   Front yard
   16-61.   Side yards
   16-62.   Rear yards
   16-63.   Interior yard space
   16-64.   Reserved
DIVISION 5.  R-4 HIGH RISE RESIDENTIAL ZONE
   16-70.   Purpose
   16-71.   Uses permitted
   16-72.   Related uses
   16-73.   Height permitted
   16-74.   Density
   16-75.   Front yard
   16-76.   Side yards
   16-77.   Rear yard
   16-78.   Interior yard space
   16-79.   Prohibited uses
DIVISION 6.  MH-PD MOBILE HOME PLANNED DEVELOPMENT ZONE
   16-85.   Purpose
   16-86.   Uses permitted
   16-87.   Related uses
   16-88.   Mobile home park site plan required
   16-89.   Design criteria
   16-90.   Subdivision prohibited; lot area; marking; anchorage
   16-91.   Yard setbacks; maximum lot coverage
   16-92.   Interior yard space required
   16-93.   Open space; recreation area
   16-94.   Landscaping; fences and screening
   16-95.   Vehicular access and circulation; loading areas; driveways
   16-96.   Street names and space numbers
   16-97.   Parking
   16-98.   Walkways
   16-99.   Boundary wall; buffer zones
   16-100.   Recreation vehicle storage; general storage lockers.
   16-101.   Common laundry service facilities
   16-102.   Management office
DIVISION 7.  C-O COMMERCIAL OFFICE ZONE
   16-105.   Purpose
   16-106.   Uses permitted
   16-107.   Related uses
   16-108.   Height permitted
   16-109.   Front yard
   16-110.   Side yard
   16-111.   Rear yard
   16-112.   Residential uses prohibited
   16-113.   Conversion of existing structures prohibited
   16-114.   Incidental retail and professional services
   16-115.   Cannabis uses prohibited
DIVISION 8.  C-1 NEIGHBORHOOD SHOPPING CENTER ZONE
   16-120.   Purpose
   16-121.   Basic provisions
   16-122.   Uses permitted
   16-123.   Related uses
   16-124.   Prohibited uses
   16-125.   Height permitted
   16-126.   Lot area
   16-127.   Front yard
   16-128.   Side yard
   16-129.   Rear yard
   16-130.   Property development standards
   16-131.   Retail cannabis uses
DIVISION 9.  C-2 GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONE
   16-135.   Uses permitted
   16-136.   Related uses
   16-137.   Height permitted
   16-138.   Lot area per dwelling unit
   16-139.   Front yard
   16-140.   Side yard
   16-141.   Rear yard
   16-142.   Yard requirements for dwellings
   16-143.   (Reserved)
   16-144.   Operating standard for sale or storage of used fabric items
DIVISION 10.  DOWNTOWN ZONES
   16-145.   Regulations adopted by reference
DIVISION 11.  INDUSTRIAL ZONES
   16-160.   Purpose and intent
   16-161.   Permit requirements for industrial uses
   16-162.   Non-industrial uses
   16-163.   Industrial land uses by zone: industrial land use matrix
   16-164.   Development standards
   16-165.   Special requirements specific to C-M, BRP, M-L, M-1, and M-2 Zones
   16-166.   Performance standards; general
   16-167.   Exceptions
   16-168.   Performance standards; specific
   16-169.   Industrial accessory uses: purpose and intent
   16-170.   Industrial accessory uses: office uses
   16-171.   Industrial accessory uses: commercial and retail uses
   16-172.   Industrial accessory uses: outdoor uses and storage/equipment
   16-173.   Development design review permit required for specific commercial cannabis activities
DIVISION 12.  (RESERVED)
DIVISION 13.  (RESERVED)
DIVISION 14.  (RESERVED)
DIVISION 15.  (RESERVED)
DIVISION 16.  C-R COMMUNITY RESERVE ZONE
   16-255.   Purpose
   16-256.   Permitted uses
   16-257.   Related uses
   16-258.   Prohibited uses
   16-259.   Industrial service centers
   16-260.   Height permitted
   16-261.   Front yard
   16-262.   Side yard
   16-263.   Rear yard
   16-264.   Lot coverage
DIVISION 17.  PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (ADDITIVE) ZONE
   16-270.   Purpose
   16-271.   Modification of requirements of basic zone
   16-272.   Procedure to establish P-D zone
   16-273.   Procedure to obtain special use permit
   16-274.   Recordation of notice of issuance of special use permit
   16-275.   Minimum lot area
   16-276.   Modification of special use permit for planned development
   16-277.   Subsequent zone changes
   16-278.   Time limit for commencement of improvements
DIVISION 18.  LOT SIZE ADDITIVE
   16-285.   Purpose
   16-286.   Lot size additive; definitions
   16-287.   Lot size additive; effect
   16-288.   Minimum requirements
DIVISION 19.  AIRPORT HAZARD OVERLAY ZONE
   16-290.   Purpose and intent
   16-291.   Applicability
   16-292.   Airport sphere of influence defined
   16-293.   Review by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required
   16-294.   Aircraft hazard and land use risk assessment required
   16-295.   Aircraft hazard and land use risk assessment contents
   16-296.   Review by Oxnard Airport Authority
ARTICLE IV.  STANDARDS FOR ALL ZONES
DIVISION 1.  GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
   16-300.   Accessory buildings on through lots
   16-301.   Accessory structures and accessory buildings, exemptions
   16-302.   Authorized vehicle repair, storage, assembly or disassembly
   16-303.   Building heights
   16-304.   Cornice requirements
   16-305.   Extension of fire escapes into yards
   16-306.   Extension of open stairways and balconies
   16-307.   Extension of uncovered porches
   16-308.   Fences, hedges, height limitations; front yard
   16-309.   Fences, hedges, height limitations; side and rear yard
   16-310.   Fence limitations, commercial zones
   16-311.   Fence limitations, industrial zone
   16-312.   Fence types, prohibited and exemptions
   16-313.   Fence maintenance requirements
   16-314.   Fences, public property
   16-315.   Fences, schools
   16-316.   Fences, safety or emergency
   16-317.   Garage use for other than storage of vehicle
   16-318.   [Reserved]
   16-319.   Lot restrictions
   16-320.   On-site lighting
   16-321.   Porte cochere requirements
   16-322.   Solid waste disposal area and recycled materials collection area
   16-323.   Standards for siting antennas
   16-324.   Zone wall
DIVISION 2.  PROHIBITIONS
   16-330.   General prohibitions
   16-331.   Multiplex motion picture theaters prohibited
   16-332.   Oil drilling prohibited in all zones; exception
   16-333.   Parking on residential property visible from public streets
ARTICLE V.  SPECIFIC USE REQUIREMENTS
DIVISION 1.  ADULT BUSINESSES
   16-335.   Purpose
   16-336.   Definitions
   16-337.   Location of adult businesses
   16-338.   Measurement of distance
   16-339.   Existing adult businesses
   16-340.   Adult business permit required
   16-341.   Investigation and action on application
   16-342.   Issuance of permit
   16-343.   Expiration of permit
   16-344.   Suspension of permit
   16-345.   Revocation of permit
   16-346.   Transfer of permit
   16-347.   Adult business employee license
   16-348.   Review of denial, suspension or revocation
   16-349.   Regulations pertaining to adult businesses with video booths
   16-350.   Restrictions regarding minors
   16-351.   Signs
   16-352.   Lighting
   16-353.   Hours of operation
   16-354.   Criminal penalties and additional remedies
   16-355.   Immunity from prosecution
DIVISION 2.  ATTACHED DWELLING UNIT DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
   16-360.   Purpose and intent
   16-361.   Applicability
   16-362.   Development standards
   16-363.   Development design review
DIVISION 3.  BED AND BREAKFAST USES
   16-370.   Purpose
   16-371.   Definitions
   16-372.   Limitations on locations
   16-373.   Type of permit required
   16-374.   Standards for traditional bed and breakfast (homestay)
   16-375.   Standards for bed and breakfast inns
DIVISION 4.  COMMUNITY HOUSING CONVERSIONS
   16-380.   Purpose
   16-381.   Special use permit required
   16-382.   Requirements for filing
   16-383.   Completed filing
   16-384.   Copy to buyers
   16-385.   Hearing
   16-386.   Physical standards for conversions
   16-387.   Notices to tenants
   16-388.   Effect upon low and moderate income housing supply
   16-389.   Findings
DIVISION 5.  COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP UNITS
   16-395.   Special use permit required
DIVISION 6.  HOME OCCUPATIONS
   16-400.   Purpose
   16-400.1   Applicability
   16-401.   Permit and license required
   16-402.   Permit initiation and expiration
   16-403.   Operating standards
   16-404.   Prohibited home occupations
   16-405.   Revocation
   16-406.   Appeal
DIVISION 7.  (RESERVED)
DIVISION 7A.  DENSITY BONUS AND RELATED INCENTIVES AND CONCESSIONS PROGRAM
   16-410A.   Purpose
   16-410B.   Definitions
   16-410C.   Eligibility for density bonuses and incentives
   16-410D.   Fees
   16-410E.   Application required
   16-410F.   Content of application
   16-410G.   Effect of proposal for waiver or reduction of development standards
   16-410H.   Density bonus allowance for housing development with affordable housing component
   16-410I.   Density bonus for housing development with affordable housing component and child care facility
   16-410J.   Density bonus for senior citizen housing development
   16-410K.   Density bonus for land donation
   16-410L.   Affordable housing incentives
   16-410M.   Number of incentives granted
   16-410N.   Criteria for denial of application for incentives
   16-410O.   Waiver or modification of development standards
   16-410P.   Parking standard modifications for qualified housing developments
   16-410Q.   Density bonus and affordable housing incentive program
   16-410R.   Determination on density bonus and affordable housing incentive program requests
   16-410S.   Affordable housing agreement and equity sharing agreement
   16-410T.   Density bonus or incentive for condominium conversion projects
   16-410U.   Enforcement provisions
   16-410V.   Burden is on applicant
DIVISION 7B.  (RESERVED)
DIVISION 7C.  ALL-AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (AAHOP) AND -AH ADDITIVE ZONE
   16-420A.   Intent
   16-420B.   Creation and selection of additive zones (-AH)
   16-420C.   Permitted uses
   16-420D.   Affordability requirements
   16-420E.   Density of units
   16-420F.   Plan review and processing
   16-420G.   Assistance for AAHOP projects
   16-420H.   Interpretation of this Division 7C
DIVISION 8.  INCENTIVES TO CONVERT APARTMENTS TO AFFORDABLE CONDOMINIUM UNITS
   16-425.   Purpose
   16-426.   Condominium density bonus or other incentives
   16-427.   Definitions
   16-428.   Fees
   16-429.   Preliminary proposal
   16-430.   Application for condominium density bonus permit
   16-431.   Supplementing application
   16-432.   Project design
   16-433.   Staff recommendation
   16-434.   Procedure to decide application
   16-435.   Continued affordability
DIVISION 9.  LARGE FAMILY DAY CARE HOMES
   16-440.   Standards for large family day care homes
DIVISION 10.  OIL DRILLING DISTRICTS
   [RESERVED]
DIVISION 11.  PLANNED RESIDENTIAL GROUPS
   16-445.   Special use permit required
   16-446.   Senior and/or senior assisted living residential facilities
DIVISION 12.  RESIDENTIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS
   16-450.   Intent and purpose
   16-451.   Applicability
   16-452.   Uses permitted
   16-453.   Development standards
   16-454.   Yards and setbacks
   16-455.   Distance between buildings
   16-456.   Maximum building height
   16-457.   Required off-street parking
   16-458.   Walls, fences, and landscaping
   16-459.   Signs
DIVISION 13.  ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS
   16-465.   Purpose and findings
   16-466.   Ministerial considerations
   16-467.   Standards for review
   16-468.   Off-street parking
   16-469.   Fire safety exception to setback requirements for accessory dwelling units
   16-469.5.   Accessory dwelling unit in General Commercial (C-2) and Central Business District (CBD) zones
   16-469.6.   Exceptions for large lots with a proposal for new primary dwelling unit
DIVISION 14.  SIGNIFICANT HERITAGE FEATURES
   16-470.   Procedures for designating significant heritage features
   16-471.   Findings necessary for designation as significant heritage feature
DIVISION 15.  TEMPORARY USES
   16-475.   “Temporary use” defined
   16-475.1.   Exemptions
   16-476.   Permitted
   16-477.   Permit required; permit application; issuance of permit
   16-478.   Fee
   16-479.   Time limits
   16-480.   Expiration of use; removal of materials; bond required
   16-481.   Denial of permit; appeal
   16-482.   Signs
   16-483.   Prohibited uses
DIVISION 16.  WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
   16-485.   Purpose
   16-486.   Applicability
   16-487.   Definitions
   16-488.   Approval process
   16-489.   Co-location
   16-490.   General requirements
   16-491.   Health and safety
   16-492.   Development standards
   16-493.   Removal of abandoned wireless communications facilities
   16-494.   Removal of wireless communications facilities within utility rights-of-way
   16-495.   Nonconforming wireless communications facilities
   16-496.   Modifications to existing wireless communications facilities
   16-497.   Modifications to development standards
   16-498.   Validation of proper operation
   16-499.   Violations
DIVISION 17.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
   16-501.   Purpose and intent
   16-501.1.   Applicability
   16-501.2.   Application requirements
   16-501.3.   Review authority
   16-501.4.   Review procedure
   16-501.5.   Findings and decision
   16-501.6.   Compliance with existing rules
   16-502.   Appeal of determination
   16-502.1.   [Reserved]
   16-502.2.   [Reserved]
   16-502.3.   Modifications
   16-502.4.   Time extensions
   16-502.5   Discontinuance and revocation
   16-503.   Restrictive covenant
DIVISION 18. EMERGENCY SHELTERS
   16-504.   Emergency shelter development and operation standards
DIVISION 19.  FIREARM AND AMMUNITION SALES
   16-504.1   Purpose and intent
DIVISION 20.  FIREARM RANGES
   16-504.2   Purpose and intent
ARTICLE VI.  NONCONFORMING USES
   16-505.   Intention of article
   16-506.   Definition, nonconforming building
   16-507.   Definition, nonconforming use
   16-508.   Building limitations
   16-509.   Land use limitations
   16-510.   When caused by reclassification
   16-511.   Exceptions
   16-512.   Council may order use changed or structure removed
   16-513.   Computation of time for removal of structure
   16-514.   Use may be continued when building destroyed; limitation
   16-515.   Appeal of decision regarding a nonconforming use or a nonconforming building
ARTICLE VII.  PERMIT PROCEDURES
DIVISION 1.  ZONE CLEARANCE PERMIT
   16-520.   Purpose and intent
   16-520.1   Applicability
   16-520.2   Permit and license required
   16-520.3   Approval
   16-520.4   Permit initiation and expiration
   16-520.5   Revocation
   16-520.6   Appeal
DIVISION 2.  DEVELOPMENT DESIGN REVIEW PERMIT
   16-525.   When required; procedures
DIVISION 3.  SPECIAL USE PERMIT
   16-530.   Special use permits; when required; purpose
   16-531.   Requirements for granting
   16-532.   Conditions
   16-533.   Form and contents of application
   16-534.   Manner of initiating proceedings to obtain permit; reapplication
   16-535.   Application fee
   16-536.   Hearing on application; required
   16-537.   Notice of hearing
   16-538.   Time for holding
   16-539.   Continuance of hearings
   16-540.   Decision
   16-541.   Notice to applicant
   16-542.   Effective date of resolution
   16-543.   When applicant may exercise special use permit
   16-544.   Finality of decision
   16-545.   Appeal of decision to council; who may appeal; filing procedures; fee
   16-546.   Notice and time of hearing; certain actions suspended pending conclusion of appeal
   16-547.   Delivery of records to council
   16-548.   Review and hearing procedures; quorum
   16-549.   Decision of council generally; referral back to commission; no withdrawal before hearing
   16-550.   Notice
   16-551.   Finality
   16-552.   Revocation
   16-553.   Expiration
DIVISION 4.  MODIFICATIONS TO SPECIAL USE PERMITS
   16-560.   Minor modifications; when required; procedures
   16-561.   Major modifications
DIVISION 5.  VARIANCES
   16-565.   Variances; when permitted
   16-566.   Conditions on variances
   16-567.   Information accompanying application
   16-568.   Procedure
   16-569.   Expiration
ARTICLE VIII.  CHANGE OF BOUNDARIES AND USES
   16-575.   Authorized
   16-576.   Procedure–how initiated; reapplication
   16-577.   Application form and contents
   16-578.   Fee
   16-579.   Hearing
   16-580.   Notice
   16-581.   Recommendation to city council
   16-582.   Continuance of hearing
   16-583.   When decision rendered
   16-584.   Report to council
   16-585.   Decision to be sent to applicant
   16-586.   Effect of failure of commission to act
   16-587.   Commission decision advisory only
   16-588.   Review by city council
   16-589.   Notice requirements
   16-590.   Conditional approval of reclassification of property
ARTICLE IX.  ADVERTISING SIGNS
DIVISION 1.  GENERALLY
   16-595.   Purpose
   16-596.   Sign definitions
   16-597.   Noncommerical signs
DIVISION 2.  PERMITS AND SPECIFICATIONS
   16-600.   Sign permits required
   16-601.   Sign area
   16-602.   Safety and maintenance
DIVISION 3.  SIGN REGULATIONS IN SPECIFIC ZONES
   16-605.   Signs in residential zones
   16-606.   Signs in commercial office zone
   16-607.   Signs in neighborhood commercial zones
   16-608.   Signs in general commercial and industrial zones
DIVISION 4.  SIGN REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL ZONES
   16-610.   General restrictions
   16-611.   Nonconforming signs; abatement required; terms of abatement
   16-612.   Subdivision signs
ARTICLE X.  OFF-STREET PARKING
DIVISION 1.  GENERAL
   16-615.   Intent and purpose
   16-616.   Applicability of requirements
   16-617.   Status of existing developments [Reserved]
   16-618.   Status of previous approvals
   16-619.   Schedules of vehicle off-street parking [Reserved]
DIVISION 2.  PARKING SPACE AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS
   16-620.   Computation of off-street parking spaces
   16-621.   Increases and decreases in requirements
   16-622.   Schedule of vehicle off-street parking requirements
   16-623.   Schedule of bicycle parking requirements
   16-624.   Schedule of motorcycle parking requirements
   16-625.   Parking and loading requirements in redevelopment projects in a redevelopment area
   16-626.   Residential subterranean garages
DIVISION 3.  VEHICLE TRIP REDUCTION
   16-630.   Definitions
   16-631.   Trip reduction measures
   16-632.   Transportation information
   16-633.   Carpool and vanpool spaces
DIVISION 4.  PARKING AREA DESIGN
   16-635.   Parking plan submittal requirements
   16-636.   Design standards for vehicle parking areas
   16-637.   Design standards for bicycle parking
   16-638.   Dimensions of vehicular parking spaces
   16-639.   Dimensions of vehicle parking bays and aisles
   16-640.   Parking area landscape plans
   16-641.   Parking area landscape requirements
   16-642.   Parking area landscape maintenance
   16-643.   Parking area paving and construction standards
   16-644.   Off-street loading and unloading areas
   16-645.   Location of parking spaces
   16-646.   Landscaping for above-grade parking structures
   16-647.   Drive-through facilities
DIVISION 5.  RELIEF FROM PARKING REQUIREMENTS
   16-650.   Appeal of decision regarding administrative relief
   16-651.   Administrative relief from parking provisions
ARTICLE XI.  SHORT-TERM RENTAL UNITS
   16-660.   Purpose and intent
   16-661.   Definitions
   16-662.   Vacation rental permit cap, separation requirement and maximum rental period
   16-663.   Permit required
   16-663.1.   Limited term
   16-663.2.   Owner requirements and limitations
   16-663.3.   Ineligible dwellings, structures and spaces
   16-664.   Per-permitting inspection
   16-665.   Permit application, processing and fees
   16-666.   Nuisance response plan
   16-667.   Operational standards
   16-667.1.   Limits on duration of stay
   16-667.2.   Occupancy limits
   16-667.3.   Parking requirements
   16-667.4.   Noise
   16-667.5.   Events and activities
   16-667.6.   Refuse
   16-668.   Property management requirements
   16-668.1.   Owner/property manager requirements
   16-668.2.   Permit notification
   16-668.3.   Information in rental agreements
   16-668.4.   Information in advertisements and listings
   16-668.5.   Posting inside of dwellings
   16-668.6.   Business license; business taxes; transient occupancy tax
   16-668.7.   Insurance
   16-668.8.   Defense and indemnification
   16-668.9.   Record-keeping
   16-669.   Inspection and monitoring
   16-669.1.   Inspections
   16-669.2.   Inspection, monitoring and code enforcement costs
   16-670.   Permit fees
   16-671.   Complaints and violations
   16-671.1.   Complaints
   16-671.2.   Violations
   16-672.   Revocation or suspension of permit
   16-673.   Violations declared a public nuisance
   16-674.   Each violation a separate offense
   16-675.   Criminal penalties
   16-676.   Remedies cumulative and not exclusive
   16-677.   Appeals