Zoning in Fremont

The Zoning Ordinance implements the policies of the City of Fremont's General Plan by classifying and regulating the uses of land and structures within the City.

Specific matters regulated by the Zoning Ordinance include:

Zoning Districts

The establishment of zoning districts—
such as residential, commercial, and industrial districts—provides regulations regarding permitted, conditionally permitted, and specifically prohibited land uses and development standards for structures and land. These standards vary depending on the location within the City.

The designated zoning district for a particular site is shown in the City's zoning maps.

In June 2015, the City Council approved amendments to the Zoning Ordinance including the commercial zoning districts. Several new commercial zoning districts were created and the allowed uses in all commercial zoning districts were revised. A table listing the allowed uses in commercial zoning districts is available here.

Zoning Verification Letter

A Zoning Verification Letter is an official letter from the Planning Division to check for property conformance with the Zoning Code and any code enforcement violations or permit history. A request for a Zoning Verification Letter must be made in writing and takes approximately 15 business days from receipt. The basic cost for a Zoning Verification Letter is $145 per parcel. If your request requires more research than is typical, a staff member will contact you. To request a Zoning Verification Letter, send your written request and payment of $145 per parcel payable to City of Fremont to:

Planner I
Planning Division
39550 Liberty Street
PO Box 5006
Fremont, CA 94537-5006


Zoning Questions?

Email a Planner at
planinfo@fremont.gov or call (510) 494-4455.