Building in the City of Hidden Hills :

The Zoning Code governs local zoning control and gives the City the power to develop and enforce local zoning laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations and carry out the City’s General Plan. 

The code aims to establish the minimum standards necessary to promote public health, safety, comfort, convenience, and overall welfare.

The following six land use zones are established:

The RA-S Zone and R-1 Zone’s goal is to encourage single-family homes with a permanent character situated in permanent locations; however, neither the primary nor ancillary structures may be utilized for commercial purposes.

The RA-S-2 Zone’s goal is to encourage all uses, including auxiliary uses, that are allowed in the RA-S Zone, with the exception that the maximum size of an accessory dwelling unit is limited to 1,500 square feet.

The following uses, excluding off-street parking and loading, are allowed in the CR zone: professional, executive, administrative, and sales offices, but not medical or dental offices or clinics. All businesses, services, and uses must be performed exclusively inside an enclosed structure.

Any public use that has been examined and approved by the Planning Agency following a public hearing is permitted in the CU Community Use Zone.

By establishing minimum standards for the siting and massing of either a new structure or a remodeled structure in an existing neighborhood, the Site Plan Review seeks to preserve the City’s natural scenic character while also ensuring that the resulting structures are compatible with the neighborhoods in which they are located and compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.

An accessory dwelling unit, which can be connected or detached and is situated on a lot with a principal residence that is either being built or already exists, may be changed to offer complete independent living amenities for one or more people. It must have permanent facilities for eating, sleeping, cooking, and using the restroom on the same property as the primary residence.

You can find the zoning map in the knowledge center.


City of Hidden Hills – Planning Department:

The Planning Department offers a wide range of modern and sophisticated planning services to the community of Hidden Hills. The Department examines land division and development projects to make sure they follow the rules and regulations imposed by the City. The Department oversees the administration of the City’s General Plan and ensures that it complies with all applicable laws and community values. Planning also implements the Subdivision Map Act and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) standards. The Planning Department is in charge of giving the City Council staff support.

The City’s Municipal Code is subject to complaints, which the Code Enforcement Department examines. It also routinely patrols the City for infractions. The code enforcement officer uses a systematic strategy to achieve compliance and eliminate code infractions.


City of Hidden Hills – Building Department:

The Building Department is responsible for safety standards for the design, construction, materials, use, and occupancy of all buildings and structures within the City. For new construction, expansions, and remodels, the Department offers plan review, permit issuing, and inspection services to ensure all buildings meet or exceed the minimal life-safety requirements of the regulations approved by the City of Hidden Hills. The Department also ensures that plans are examined by departments of the City or other relevant organizations. Plans must be finished and revised as necessary before permits may be given. Inspections are carried out from the beginning of construction until the end. Every three years, as required by the state of California, the Building Department drafts revised Building and Fire Codes for adoption by the Council. This code upgrade also includes local modifications.


City of Hidden Hills – Public Works Department:

The City Engineering Department is in charge of the infrastructure of the City and any upgrades brought on by new construction. The Engineering Department examines maps and plans and conducts inspections to ensure they adhere to local and state regulations and accepted engineering practices. Along with monitoring and enforcing storm-water quality standards, the engineering department also conducts floodplain management. When it comes to new construction, City Engineering collaborates closely with the planning, building, and safety departments, especially regarding projects requiring utilities, grading, drainage, or subdivisions. The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining and making upgrades to the City’s capital improvements (streets, storm drain, City facilities, etc.). Public Works manages solid waste (trash collection and recycling). The Public Works Department also collaborates with other organizations and utility providers for the City. The Public Works Department issues encroachment permits for construction inside the City’s right-of-way.


General Area Summary: 

Hidden Hills is a city and gated community in the Santa Monica Mountains region of Los Angeles County, California. It is situated close to Calabasas. It has a population of over 1,600. It is noteworthy for housing a large number of actors and celebrities.


Contact Information:

Hidden Hills Community Center is located at 6165 Spring Valley Road, Hidden Hills, CA 91302. Their phone number is (818) 888-9281.



Zoning Map