Planning Division

The Planning Division is committed to providing the community with personal attention, accurate and detailed information, and timely responses in a manner that instills public trust and confidence while exceeding service expectations.

Services We Provide:

  • Project Review - Review projects for compliance with City zoning codes, work with applicants to obtain any necessary entitlements.
  • Environmental Review - Review projects in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • Entitlements - Provide information and assistance in obtaining approvals and entitlements prior to applying for a building permit.
  • Planning Commission - Support the Planning Commission, which is charged with overseeing administration of the zoning code.
  • Maintenance of City Development Codes - Assure that City codes reflect the needs and desires of the community.
  • Compliance with State and Local Requirements - Maintain the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.

Project Review:

The Planning Division reviews all applications for permits, including:


Administrative Approvals


Conditional Use Permits

Environmental Reviews

General Plan Amendments

Historic District Reviews

Municipal Code Amendments

Parcel Map Waivers/Lot Line Adjustments

Planned Unit Developments


Rezone and Prezone Applications

Road Abandonments

Site Plan Reviews

Tentative Parcel Maps

Tentative Tract (Subdivision Maps)

Time Extensions



Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   
City Hall
317 N. Douty Street
Hanford, CA  93230

Fee Schedule  - FY22-23

Resolution 19-41-R Development Impact Fees Study