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

Planning and Land Use

County Planning

Fresno County is committed to preserving agricultural and natural resources through its urban-center growth policies and land use planning.  The county's planning services include the processing of land use applications, land division, administration, and implementation of the General, Regional, Community, and Specific Plans, Williamson Act Preserves and Contracts, urban growth and water resource management and CEQA and NEPA compliance.  


Click here for  General Plan Documents and Maps


New Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) Effective December 1, 2015. See attachment or visit the California Department of Water Resources website directly at

 Old Fig Garden Community Transportation and Land Use Plan  
     (Joint project with City of Fresno and County of Fresno)

 NAS Lemoore JLUS (Joint Land Use Study) 

 Notice for projects located in proximity to NAS Lemoore
      Map      |     Notice  

 Photovoltaic Solar Projects 

 List of Projects Submitted    |  Information for Potential Applicants    

 Solar Facility Workshop held November 17, 2011
        Presentations     County   |   Dept of Conservation   |   PG&E   |   Solar Industry   |  Westlands
         Workshop Recommendations  

Environmental Documents

Environmental Impact Reports

 Initial Studies 

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)     

Fresno County CEQA Procedures

       Initial Study Application Form   |    CEQA Process Flow Chart
       Regulations and Procedures for the Implementation of CEQA 

 Guidelines for Traffic Impact Studies                  

 Planning Commission 
      Audio - Listen to Live Planning Commission Meeting (Available when meetings are in session)

 Public Facilities Impact Fees

      Ordinance   |  Annual Report

Regional Bicycle and Recreational Master Plan 

No Shooting Area Boundary Map

Updates to the Williamson Act
     Notice of May 12, 2009 Public Hearing
     Williamson Act Information 
     William Act Q & A
     Ag Land Conservation Committee Staff Rpt 08/06/2008
     Board of Supvr 05/06/2008
     Board of Supvr 06/03/2008
     Board of Supvr 11/04/2008

  CA Department of Fish & Game Fees 

For additional information, please contact us   

  • Current Planning (559) 600-4497 
  • Policy Planning (559) 600-4022 
  • Environmental Analysis (559) 600-4497  
  • Water-Geology (559) 600-4022 
  • Development Engineering (559) 600-4022 
  • Zoning Information (559) 600-4540  E-mail Zoning

Our offices are located in Annex "A" and "B" of the Fresno County Plaza
Southwest corner of Tulare and "M" Streets
Office hours (available by phone):  Monday - Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday  8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lobby Counter Hours:  Monday - Thursday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.