Code Section

Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 5. COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES [5000 - 5952]

  ( Division 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1667. )
  

PART 1. THE LANTERMAN-PETRIS-SHORT ACT [5000 - 5556]

  ( Heading of Part 1 amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 1374. )
  

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [5000 - 5121]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1667. )

  
5116.  

(a) Pursuant to the policy stated in Section 5115, a state-authorized, certified, or licensed family care home, foster home, or group home serving six or fewer persons with mental health disorders or other disabilities or dependent and neglected children, shall be considered a residential use of property for the purposes of zoning if the homes provide care on a 24-hour-a-day basis.

(b) These homes shall be a permitted use in all residential zones, including, but not limited to, residential zones for single-family dwellings.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 144, Sec. 88. (AB 1847) Effective January 1, 2015.)