The County considers a Greenhouse to be a principal structure related to agriculture.
To determine the type of planning permit required for a proposed greenhouse, you must determine if your project site is located in a coastal or non-coastal area.
For project sites located in non-coastal areas, greenhouses that conform to sections 8105-4, 8106-1.1, 8106-6.4, and 8107-26.1 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance are permitted on all Agricultural, Rural, and Timberland Preserve zoned parcels. However, for project sites located in coastal areas, greenhouses are permissible on condition of conformity to Section 8174-5.21 of the Coastal Zoning Ordinance.
- Greenhouses, which are located in the coastal zone and meet the requirements in the Coastal Zoning Ordinance may require the issuance of a Coastal Planned Development Permit (or a modification to an existing permit) by the Planning Director (unless it is in an exempt area* and other provisions of Section 8174-5.2), following environmental review and notification to neighbors. To obtain the necessary application materials and information about the approval process and fees for Coastal greenhouses, please contact a planner at the Planning Public Counter at (805) 654-2488.
- See Sec. 8105-4; Sec. 8106-1.1; Sec. 8106-6.4; Sec. 8107-26.1 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance
- Sec. 8174-5.2; Sec. 8174-5.2.1 (c) of the Coastal Zoning Ordinance
- *See Sec. 8174-5 of the Coastal Zoning Ordinance for Exempt Areas