It is unlawful for any person to engage in, or permit others to engage in, major repair or maintenance of vehicles in any agricultural, agricultural-residential, residential, interim agricultural holding, interim estate or interim residential zones.
( See section 5.2.0.B of the Zoning Code )
It is illegal in Sacramento County to work on your own car, except for “minor” repairs or worse, anyone else’s car in your own garage at home. The fine is $430 and it costs $700 to appeal the fine. No tools are allowed that are not normally found in the home. The work must be performed only on cars registered to the owner in a fully enclosed garage and must be completed within 24 hours.
This law outlaws any restoration or even maintenance of your classic car, custom car or any car. It looks like farmers can’t even work on their own equipment. It might also be noted that an individual backing the law owns a body shop.