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About the Municipal Code

The Chino Hills Municipal Code represents the most current regulations adopted by the City.The document is a compilation of ordinances of the City.Following adoption by the City Council, ordinances of a general and permanent nature are codified into the Municipal Code. Codification is completed quarterly.

This Code guides how the City is governed and is updated as the City grows and changes. Ordinances that have been adopted, but have not yet been codified, are available by clicking on the link below.

Ordinance No. 271- An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California, Repealing Chapter 3.16 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code and Adding a New Chapter 3.16 to Title 3 of the City of Chino Hills Municipal Code to Establish Purchasing Procedures for City Purchases; Adding a New Chapter 3.18 to Title 3 of the City of Chino Hills Municipal Code Establishing Procedures for Contracting; and Amending Chapter 3.20 to Increase the Informal Bid Limits for Public Contracts Awarded Pursuant to Chapter 3.20 and Authorize the City Manager to Award such Contracts in an Amount Not To Exceed $175,000. (Ordinance introduced on May 13, 2014)

Ordinance No. 272
- An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California, Repealing Title 10, Chapter 10.24.010, Speed Limits, and Adding a New Title 10, Chapter 10.24, Section 10.24.010 to the Chino Hills Municipal Code.

Ordinance No. 273- An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California Amending the Chino Hills Municipal Code, Title 16, Chapter 16.02 General Provisions and Definitions to Define Target Population; Chapter 16.06 General Development Standards for Properties Impacted by Public Use; and Appendix “A” Regulation of Uses by Zoning District for Supportive Housing and Transitional Housing Uses and Finding Proposed Municipal Code Amendment No. 14MCA01 Exempt From Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act.

Ordinance No. 274
- An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California, Amending Chapter 16.33 Equestrian and Large Animal Overly District, Figure 1, Equestrian and Large Animal Overly District Map to Change the Designation of 2211 Carbon Canyon Road (The Douglas Sparkes Property) From Level 2 to Level 1 and Finding that Pursuant to Section 15162 and Section 15164 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines the Proposed Amendment will not Result in New Significant Environmental Effects or a Substantial Increase in the Severity of Previously Identified Significant Effects Identified in the Mitigated Negative Declaration Adopted on March 25, 2014. (Ordinance introduced on July 22, 2014.)

Ordinance No. 275 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California Amending the Chino Hills Municipal Code, Title 5 to add chapter 5.28 Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Distribution to Clarify that Medical Marijuana Collectives and Cultivation are Prohibited in all Zones; Title 16, Chapter 16.02 General Provisions and Definitions to Expressly Prohibit all Uses in Violation of Federal, State, or Local Law and Define Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Collective, and Medical Marijuana Cultivation; and Appendix "A" Regulation of Uses by Zoning District to Clarify that Medical Marijuana Collectives and Cultivation are Prohibited in all Zones and Finding Proposed Municipal Code Amendment No. 14MCA02 Exempt from Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act.

Ordinance No. 276 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California Amending the Chino Hills Municipal Code, Title 12, Chapter 12.36 Special Events for Christmas Tree Lots and Appendix "D", Chapter 7 Sign Regulations for Banners and Flags and Finding Proposed Municipal Code Amendment No. 14MCA03 Exempt from Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act.

Ordinance No. 277 - An Ordinance of the City of Chino Hills, California, Amending Ordinance Nos. 109, 111, and 128 as Incorporated in Chino Hills Municipal Code Sections 3.40.010 Definitions, 3.40.040 Water Facilities Fee, 3.40.050 Sewer Facilities Fee, 3.40.100 Amount of the Fees for Water Facilities Fees, Sewer Facilities Fees, Traffic Facilities Fees, and Storm Drain Facilities for New Development, Section 3.40.110 Sewer Fee Ratios and Section 3.40.120 Fee Adjustment Pursuant to and in Accordance with Government Code Section 66000 ET SEQ, and Determining this Project is Exempt From Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act.  

Ordinance No. 278
- An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California, Amending Section 6.08.010 and Adding Section 6.08.160 to Create a Dog Microchip Identification Requirement to the Chino Hills Municipal Code and Determining that this Ordinance is Exempt From Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act.
 
Ordinance No. 279 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California, Adding Chapter 6.03 to Create a Retail Sale of Dogs and Cats Provision to the Chino Hills Municipal Code and Determining that this Ordinance is Exempt From Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act.

Ordinance No. 280 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California Amending the Chino Hills Development Code, Title 16, Chapter 16.06 General Development Standards for the Maximum Wall Height for Multi-Family Residential Properties; Chapter 16.34 Parking and Loading for Parking Requirements for Single-Family Residences; and Chapter 16.38 Signs for Window Signage and Finding Proposed Development Code Amendments Nos. 14DCA03 and 14DCA04 Exempt from Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act

Ordinance No. 281 -  An Ordinance of the City of Chino Hills, California Adopting Zone Change 14ZC01 Changing the Zoning Designation of 14.73 Acres of the Residential Component of the Project Site from Business Park (BP) to Very High Density Residential (RM-3), and Adopting a Development Agreement

Ordinance No. 282 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California Adopting Zone Change 14ZC04 To Partially Amend the Existing Zoning Map Consistent with the General Plan Update Land Use Map (General Plan Amendment 13GPA02)

Ordinance No. 283 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California, Adding Chapter 5.56 Regarding the Licensing and Regulation of Bingo Games Within the City to the Chino Hills Municipal Code

Ordinance No. 284 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City Of Chino Hills, California Amending the Chino Hills Municipal Code, Title 5, Chapter 5.24 Massages for the Provisions Pertaining to Massage Establishments; Title 16, Chapter 16.02 General Provisions and Definitions to Define Massage Establishment, Massage Practitioner, and Massage Therapist; and Title 16, Appendix A to Require a Conditional Use Permit for Massage Establishments and Allow Massage Practitioners and Massage Therapists as Permitted Uses and Finding Proposed Municipal Code Amendment No. 15MCA01 Exempt from Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act. 

Ordinance No. 285 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California Amending the Chino Hills Development Code, Title 16, Amending Chapter 16.02 General Provisions and Definitions to Define Live/Work Dwelling and Mixed Use; Adding Chapter 16.13 Mixed Use Districts to Establish Development Standards, Regulations, and Review Procedures for the Mixed Use Zoning District; Amending Chapter 16.76 Site Plan Approval to Reflect the Requirement of a Site Plan Approval for Mixed Use Projects; and Amending Title 16, Appendix A to Establish the Permitted Uses for the Mixed Use Zoning District and Recommending that the City Council Find Proposed Development Code Amendment No. 15DCA02 Exempt from Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act

Ordinance No. 286u - An Urgency Ordinance of the City Council of the City Of Chino Hills, California, Repealing Chapter 13.08 Water Conservation and Ordinance No. 214 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code in its Entirety, and Establishing a New Chapter 13.08 Water Conservation of the Chino Hills Municipal Code and Finding that this Project is Exempt From Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act

Ordinance No. 286 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City Of Chino Hills, California, Repealing Chapter 13.08 Water Conservation and Ordinance No. 214 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code in its Entirety, and Establishing a New Chapter 13.08 Water Conservation of the Chino Hills Municipal Code and Finding that this Project is Exempt From Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act