General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-4078
  • Fax:
    (559) 600-4548
  • Address:
    Mailing: 2220 Tulare Street, 6th floor
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • Permits & Zoning::
    (559) 600-4540 Annex Upper Level at "M" and Tulare
  • Surveyor:
    (559) 600-4022
  • New Permits & Zoning Fax:
    (559) 455-4700
  • Email Department

Development Services Division

  The Development Services Division provides a one-stop and complete range of land use, engineering, resource management and development services under one roof.  Development Services is comprised of four sections: Building & Safety, Development Engineering, Planning & Environmental Analysis and Water, Geology and Natural Resources.

Building and Safety  (Building Permits, Inspections, Fees, Ord. Code, and Zoning)

Code Enforcement  (Public nuisances such as abandoned vehicles, weed abatement, etc.)

Planning and Land Use (General Plan, Environmental Planning, and Planning Commission)

Water Requirements Forms  (Issuance of Building Permits in Water Short Areas) 

 General Information

County Ordinance Code   |  General Plan   |  Master Schedule of Fees
Planning FAQs for AA, CEQA, CUP, DRA, TT & VA
Zoning Ordinance (use links in Table of Contents to download sections)
Zoning Information Map lookup

Public Facilities Impact Fees  

For additional information please contact us

Division Manager
William Kettler, (559) 600-4497 

Building & Safety
Building Inspection and Permits  (559) 600-4560     E-mail Building Inspectors
Code Enforcement                         (559) 600-4550
Plan Check and Building Code      (559) 600-4570     E-mail Plan Check & Building Code
Site Plan Reviews                            (559) 600-4540
Zoning and Information               (559) 600-4540      E-mail Zoning & Enforcement
NEW FAX Number for Zoning    (559) 455-4700

Development Engineering (Grading permits)  (559) 600-4022   E-mail Development Engineering

Planning & Environmental Analysis
Environmental Analysis               (559) 600-4497
Policy Planning                              (559) 600-4022      
Planning FAX Number  (559) 600-4200

Surveyor   (559) 600-4022

Water-Geology-Natural Resources  (559) 600-4022
Water-Geology-Natural Resources FAX Number (559) 600-4202

Business Hours and Location  

 The Development Services and Planning offices
are Closed every Friday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Office hours (available by phone)
Monday - Thursday • 8:00 a.m.* - 5:00 p.m.
Friday • 8:00 a.m.* - 12:30 p.m.

* Public Lobby Counter Hours
Monday - Thursday • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday • 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Development Services and Planning offices are located
in Annex "A" and "B" just above and below street level of the Fresno County Plaza
2220 Tulare Street (South/West corner of Tulare and "M" streets) in Fresno, CA

 Non-County / Related Links...

International Code Council (ICC)  - Building Code 
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)   - Plumbing Code and Mechanical Code
International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) - Electrical Code
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - Fire Code
Cal/EPA - California Environmental Protection Agency 
CalGold  Business Permits -  On-line catalog featuring information on permits and other requirements of CA agencies at all levels of government.
CA Contractors State License Board  - Verify Contractor's License