Zoning Code Update









Project Overview

As a part of the Folsom Municipal Code (FMC), the Zoning Code sets the rules for existing and new development in the community. It shapes the location, type, and design of buildings and land in Folsom. It also helps protect the environment and guard against potential use conflicts. Yet, the Zoning Code has not been updated in decades. The new Zoning Code will be easier to use with clear language, diagrams and other graphics that explain the regulations.The goal is to create clear expectations for quality development and make those expectations easy to understand and follow. Please get involved and help us craft a new Zoning Code that meets Folsom's needs!

Project Schedule

The update effort is expected to last approximately 12 to 18 months.


Time Period

 Project Start April 2019
Community Meeting and Interviews  April - May 2019
Research  April - May 2019 
 Preparation of Zoning Articles May - December 2019 
Public Review Drafts  January - July 2020
Public Hearings  August - October 2020
Council Action  October 2020 


  • October 10, 2019 - Historic District Commission Special Workshop on Zoning in the Historic District
      • Time and Location:  6 pm – City Council Chambers (50 Natoma Street, 1st Floor – City Council Chambers)
      • Topic:  Current issues with zoning in the Historic District and recommendations for new approach(es)

 Documents and Resources


For more information about the City’s Zoning Code Update, to be added to the City’s Zoning Code Update email notification list, or to identify issues not listed on the draft Zoning Code “Fix-It” List, please contact the project manager, Desmond Parrington, at (916) 461-6233 or the City’s Planning Manager, Scott Johnson, at (916) 461-6206.