Ordinance Update

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A general summary of development codes and ordinances can be found on the Planning Division's Zoning/Development Regulations page. The pages below describe recent ordinances or other regulation changes affecting development in Manhattan Beach.

Bulk/Volume and Mansionization - Including mergers, small home minor exceptions, open space, etc.

Flood Zones/Maps - Relating to flood hazard insurance

Tree Ordinance - For protected trees on private residential property

Building and Green Codes - Effective January 1, 2014: Building Code  Ordinance 13-0027 (PDF) and Fire Code Ordinance 13-0028 (PDF) adopted updated California Building Standards.

Planning/Zoning and Public Works "Green" Code Amendments - Ordinances Numbers 2146 (PDF) and 2147 (PDF) became effective August 4, 2011

General Plan Housing Element - Recent updates to the City of Manhattan Beach Housing Element have been completed, and are continuing..

Toilet Retrofit (PDF) -  Ordinance 2138, effective January 21, 2011, requires upgrades at time of home sales.

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