Development Services

General Information 

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.


Accessory Dwelling

Building and Safety


Capital Projects

Code Enforcement

Planning and Land Use

Resource Information

Building Permit Requirements (AB 2234)

County Ordinance Code

Environmental Impact Reports


General Plan

Land Use Applications

Master Schedule of Fees(PDF, 1MB)

New Document Recording Fee (2018) - Affordable Housing and Jobs Act Fee(PDF, 721KB)

Public Facilities Impact Fees

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Information Map lookup

Contact Us

Division Manager

Chris Motta

Phone: (559) 600-4497

Building & Safety

Building Inspection and Permits

Phone: (559) 600-4560


Plan Check and Building Code

Phone: (559) 600-4570


Code Enforcement

Phone: (559) 600-4550

Development Engineering (Grading permits)

Phone: (559) 600-4022


Planning & Environmental Analysis

Current Planning and Environmental Analysis: (559) 600-4497

Policy Planning: (559) 600-4022

Planning Fax Number: (559) 600-4200

Site Plan Reviews

Phone: (559) 600-4540


Phone: (559) 600-4022

Zoning and Information

Phone: (559) 600-4540


Business Hours and Location

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

Office hours (available by phone)
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Public Lobby Counter Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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 (Southwest corner of Tulare and "M" streets) in Fresno, CA

Non-County Links

Cal/EPA - California Environmental Protection Agency

CDTFA - California Department of Tax and Fee Administration - information on state programs and registration for permits, licenses, and how to file and report correctly.

CalGold Business Permits - On-line catalog featuring information on permits and other requirements of CA agencies at all levels of government from cities to State departments.

CA Contractors State License Board - Verify Contractor's License

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

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