General Plan

General Plan Review & Zoning Ordinance Update

For the latest information on the County's General Plan Review/Zoning Ordinance Update, please visit the County's dedicated webpage:

The 2000 Fresno County General Plan

The Fresno County General Plan is a comprehensive, long-term framework for the protection of the county's agricultural, natural, and cultural resources and for development in the county. Designed to meet State general plan requirements, it outlines policies, standards, and programs and sets out plan proposals to guide day-to-day decisions concerning Fresno County's future.

Policy Document(PDF, 5MB)

Draft and Final Environmental Impact Report(PDF, 3MB)

Background Report(PDF, 31MB)

Economic Development Strategy

Fresno County General Plan Economic Development Strategy Document(PDF, 3MB)

Adopted Multi-Jurisdictional Fifth-Cycle Housing Element Update

Cover Page (PDF, 570KB)

Chapter 1 - Introduction(PDF, 817KB)

Chapter 2 - Needs Assessment(PDF, 2MB)

Chapter 3 - Opportunities(PDF, 564KB)

Chapter 4 - Constraints(PDF, 1MB)

Chapter 5 - Goals and Policies(PDF, 392KB)

Chapter 6 - Appendix 1 and Appendix 2(PDF, 5MB)

Appendix 2A - Specific to Fresno County(PDF, 8MB)

General Plan Annual Progress Report

2021 General Plan Annual Progress Report(PDF, 2MB)

Contact Information

Policy Planning (559) 600-4022  

Current Planning and Environmental Analysis (559) 600-4497 

Our offices are located in Annex "A" and "B" of the Fresno County Plaza on the 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.

Senate Bill (SB) 244 Analysis - Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities in Fresno County

General Plan Amendment No. 559; Environmental Review No. 7768 proposes changes to the General Plan Policy Document to include:

  1. Amending Section E - Non-Agricultural Rural Development (pg. 2-32) of the Agriculture and Land Use Element to reference disadvantaged unincorporated legacy communities within the County; and 
  2. Provide a new Appendix B-2 which includes an analysis of water, wastewater, storm water drainage and structural fire protection needs or possible infrastructure deficiencies for the identified communities.

Board of Supervisors Hearing - Tuesday October 20, 2020

Hall of Records, Room 301 (3rd Floor) - 2281 Tulare Street (Tulare & "M" Streets), Fresno, CA

Board Action(PDF, 215KB) and Notice of Exemption(PDF, 86KB)

SB 244 Analysis/GPA No. 559

Below are: proposed GPA 559 Policy Document changes; an updated version of Appendix B-2 without red-line and strike-through text; and a revised August 24, 2020 red-line/strike-through text document (incorporates comments from Fresno County Fire Protection District and minor corrections).

 Public Comments

Community Meetings

Community meetings held in early 2020: 

  • January 28, 2020 - Riverdale
  • January 29, 2020 - Fowler
  • January 30, 2020 - Tranquillity
  • March 10, 2020 - Easton

The meeting presentations are available below.



For more information or to submit comments, please contact: Chris Motta, Principal Planner by email at or by phone at (559) 600-4497.



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