Permits & Zoning
Accessory Dwelling Units
This page provides a step by step guide to applying for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) permit and provides examples of possible ADU designs and sample plans.
Application Requirements (PDF)
Access a list of comprehensive zoning requirements.
Board of Zoning
Access resources from the Board of Zoning.
Building permits are important in protecting your safety and the safety of those around you. The City of Modesto requires permits so that it can ensure that construction is being done properly and in accordance with all life safety requirements and all building codes.
Commercial Cannabis zoning and regulation information.
The Neighborhood Compatibility documents consist of two parts: Neighborhood Compatibility Guidelines and Multi-Family Residential Design Guidelines.
Learn about the process of securing an Entertainment Permit in Modesto.
Housing in the Pipeline
Upcoming residential development activity in the City of Modesto.
How to Find Zoning
The Modesto GIS Interactive Map contains Zoning information for the City.
Access a variety of information and resources for permitting and zoning.