Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Government Code Provisions
Provisions Relating to Timberland
Chapter 6.7. Timberland*
Article 1. General Provisions
History.—Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1489, in effect January 1, 1983.
Construction.—A county's amendments to its zoning ordinance controlling the location of commercial timber harvesting were not preempted by state statutes (Public Resources Code Sections 4511–4628) governing the conduct of timber harvest operations. Although Public Resources Code Section 4516.5 expressly preempts local attempts to regulate the conduct of timber operations, the ordinance instead addressed where the operations could take place. Government Code Sections 51100–51155 contemplate that local zoning authority be exercised on those issues, and other pertinent legislation demonstrates the Legislature's intent to preserve local zoning authority over lands not designated as "timberland production zones." Neither was the ordinance preempted by implication. Big Creek Lumber Company v. San Mateo County, 31 Cal.App.4th 418.
* Chapter 6.7 was added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 176, p. 305, in effect May 24, 1976. Secs. 20 and 21 thereof provided no payment by state to local governments because of this act.