The City of Milpitas Zoning Ordinances describes the legal uses of property in Milpitas. Compliance with this ordinance is mandatory. Types of uses are defined by zoning districts.

Before selecting a business location, ask:
1. Is the location zoned for the type of business you wish to open?
2. Is it zoned for the changes you wish to make?
3. Does the location have any zoning, building code or fire code violations?
Never lease, buy or expand a business location before knowing how that property is zoned. You will avoid costly mistakes by confirming that the location is zoned for your type of business use and any operational or structural changes you are planning. Violations can include misuse of building structure, location, configuration or size, or other zoning, building code or fire code violations.

Residential Zones

  • R1 Zoning District
  • R1 H Zoning District
  • R2 Zoning District
  • R3 Zoning District
  • R4 Zoning District
  • R5 Zoning District

Commercial Zone

  • CO Zoning District (Administrative and Professional Office Zoning District)
  • C1 Zoning District (Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District)
  • C2 Zoning District (General Commercial Zoning District)
  • HS Zoning District (Highway Service Zoning District)
  • TC Zoning District (Town Center Zoning District)

Mixed Use Zones

  • MXD Zoning District (Mixed Use Zoning District)
  • MXD 2 Zoning District (High Density Mixed Use Zoning District)
  • MXD3 Zoning District (Very High Density Mixed Use Zoning District)

Industrial Zones

  • MP Zoning District (Industrial Park Zoning District)
  • M1 Zoning District (Light Industrial Zoning District)
  • M2 Zoning District (Heavy Industrial Zoning District)

Temporary Signs

Fences and Walls

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)