Inyo County General Plan

The County's General Plan is a Vision, Goals and Policy document that provides a sort of 'roadmap' to landuse and development in the County.

Each jurisdiction in the State of California must have a General Plan. Each General Plan has seven mandatory Elements: Landuse, Circulation, Housing, Open-space, Conservation, Safety and Noise. In addition to the seven mandatory Elements California jurisdictions can have more. Inyo County's General Plan also has Government and Economic Development Elements. Only the Housing Element is regulated to be updated at specific times. Inyo County is on a eight-year Housing Element cycle, meaning it must be updated every eight-years.