General Plan Update

Welcome to the Humboldt County General Plan Update website.  On October 23, 2017, the Board of Supervisors approved the General Plan Update as the new General Plan for Humboldt County. The new General Plan is a comprehensive update and revision of the 1984 Framework Plan and is arranged by topical chapters that address the seven mandated elements of a General Plan and several optional elements.  The new General Plan applies consistent land use designations throughout the entire inland portion of the County and consolidates the land use maps into a single unified digital land use map with supporting layers maintained as a Geographic Information System (GIS) database mapping program.  The new General Plan also consolidates unique Community Plan polices into an appendix to the General Plan for all community planning areas, except the Avenue of the Giants, Eureka, and McKinleyville. Below are links to the new General Plan reflecting the Board of Supervisors changes, mitigation from the Environmental Impact Report, revised policy numbering, and prior review drafts:  

Adopted General Plan, October 23, 2017


Board of Supervisors Review

Planning Commission Review

Background and Historic Documents

Public Comments

If you have comments on the General Plan drafts, please submit a comment.

View public comments that have been received to date and arranged according to phase of General Plan Update.


Mailing List

For more information, including updates on our progress, please sign up for the General Plan Update mailing list.  You will receive emails notifying you of meeting times, website updates, and project milestones.



Subscribe to the General Plan Update calendar and receive notifications of upcoming scheduled hearings and events.


Background Reports

To request background reports, write to the:

Planning and Building Department

Advance Planning Division

3015 H St.

Eureka, CA 95501