Adopted General Plan


A Plan for Managed Growth and Open Roads;
A Plan for Quality Neighborhoods and Traffic Relief

On July 19, 2004, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors adopted a new General Plan for the County. The last amendment for the General Plan was May 21, 2024.

State planning law requires every county adopt and maintain a General Plan. El Dorado County's General Plan applies to the unincorporated areas of the County. It is our basic planning document.  The General Plan is like a guidebook for deciding how land will be used to meet the needs and wants of all its residents.

The county uses the General Plan to make rules (Ordinances and Policies) about land use. This means that if someone wants to build something, it has to follow the guidelines in the general plan.