Unless there are special conditions attached to a project, the approval of a general plan amendment is generally effective immediately. Approval of a general plan amendment does not, however, immediately entitle an applicant to a building permit or other type of permit. There may be other ordinances or permit requirements from County departments or other agencies that must be complied with before you can do what is necessary to complete the project.
Staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the General Plans and the amendment process. Please telephone (661) 862-8600 if the Department can be of assistance.