General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-3357
  • Fax:
    (559) 600-7629
  • Address:
    1221 Fulton Mall, 3rd Floor
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • Email Department

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Land Use Program
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Our Location: 1221 Fulton Mall, Third Floor
P O Box 11867, Fresno CA 93775-1867
(559) 600-3271 FAX (559) 600-7629
Contact us by email.  
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
            (Closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Land Use Program staff are responsible for reviewing proposed land use development applications submitted to the various planning agencies in the county and providing comments regarding project compliance with the appropriate environmental health standards relative to our areas of expertise.

The Land Use Program evaluates proposed land developments for compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to domestic and public water supplies, sewage and solid waste disposal, community noise and vector control. Staff is also responsible for attending county planning commission and Board of Supervisor hearings related to these proposed applications, reviewing and approving engineered sewage disposal system reports prior to the issuance of building permits, and investigating noise complaints in the unincorporated areas of Fresno county.

Some examples of land use entitlements include Conditional Use Permit (CUP) applications, Tract Map or subdivision (TT) applications, Tentative Parcel Map (TPM) applications, Director Review and Approval (DRA) applications, General Plan Amendment (GPA) and Rezoning (AA) applications, Variance (VA) applications, Site Plan Review (SPR) and many other land-related projects such as Environmental Impact Reports (EIR). For more information related to planning issues in Fresno County, contact staff at the Planning and Resource Management Department, Development Services Division at (559) 600-4497.

Staff is available to assist you in completing the Initial Study application form that may be required to be submitted with your proposed land use development application to the Fresno County Planning and Resource Management Department. For more information, contact Land Use Program staff at (559) 600-3271.

Sewage Disposal

Many land use projects require an evaluation of the soil characteristics to determine the feasibility for on site sewage disposal. Specific minimum criteria have been outlined for proposed subdivision projects. Additionally, many sites require engineered sewage disposal systems. The following documents may be of assistance:

Guidance Document for the Preparation of Engineered Sewage Disposal System & Feasibility Reports

Related links:
California Land Use Planning Information Network

California Environmental Resources Evaluation System