Process to Lease Information


Proposal must include: 

• Name, address and phone number of business owner 
• Name of proposed business 
• Complete description of merchandise being sold or type of service being offered 
• Description of equipment or appliances being used for business 
• Operational plan 

1. Term of lease 
2. Days of operation 
3. Hours of operation 
4. Details significant to business operation 


• Insurance Certificates 
Fire Insurance 
General Comprehensive Liability Insurance 
Naming City of Hanford as additionally insured (Contact Property Management office for limits and Insurance Provisions) 

• Signage Permit 
Submit application and 
fee to the Community 
Development Department 

• Certificate of Occupancy 
Submit application and fee to the Community Development Department 

Certificate of Occupancy application will be forwarded to the necessary departments. 

Take the approved Certificate of Occupancy to the Finance Dept. to obtain a business license prior to opening the business. 

• Business License 
Submit application and fee 
to the Finance Department 


Plan checks and building permits are required for any alterations or remodels to city owned facilities. 

Permit Application Process: 

Building Division reviews the plan with change notification to applicant, if any. Once approved, the building permit will be processed. 

All inspection requests are handled through the City’s automated inspection request line at (559) 585-4749 or via the 

City’s website at, Building Inspection Corner. If you call today, we will be there tomorrow. You will need: 
• Permit number 
• Address of site 
• Type of inspection 
• Time of inspection (am or pm) 

Construction, if any, begins. 

The applicant obtains final inspections for Building Permit and Fire Permit. 

Other Agency Requirements

Contact other agencies for additional permits, if necessary. Restaurants and bars will require additional permits through the state or county such as the Health 
Department or the Alcohol Beverage Control Board as well as the State Board of Equalization. Contact numbers have been included in this brochure for your convenience. 


AT&T – Commercial Telephone Service
Telephone: (800) 750-2355 

CA Employment Development Dept
Web Site: www.edd. 

CA Board of Equalization
P.O. Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279
Telephone: (800) 400-7115 
Web Site: 

City of Hanford – Web Site: 

City of Hanford Building Inspection Div.
317 N. Douty St. 
Hanford, CA 93230
Telephone: (559) 585-2580 
FAX: (559) 583-1633 
Inspection Line: (559) 585-4749 

City of Hanford Community Development Dept.
317 N. Douty St. 
Hanford, CA 93230 
Telephone: (559) 585-2581 
FAX: (559) 583-1633 

City of Hanford Property Management 
317 N. Douty St.
Hanford, CA 93230
Telephone: (559) 585-2579
FAX: (559) 583-1633 

City of Hanford Finance Dept. 
315 N. Douty St.
Hanford, CA 93230
Telephone: (559) 585-2501 
FAX: (559) 582-1152 

City of Hanford Fire Dept.
350 W. Grangeville Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
Telephone: (559) 585-2545 
FAX: (559) 585-2549 

City of Hanford Public Works/Engineering Dept.  - Inspections
900 S. 10th Ave.
Hanford, CA 93230
 Telephone: (559) 585-2550 
FAX: (559) 583-1529 

City of Hanford Water Dept. – Water, Sewer, Refuse Billing
315 N. Douty St.
Hanford, CA 93230 
Telephone: (559) 585-2510 
FAX: (559) 582-1152 

The Gas Company – Gas Service
Telephone: (800) 427-2200 

Hanford Chamber of Commerce
109 W. Seventh St.
Hanford, CA 93230
Telephone: (559) 582-0483 
FAX (559) 582-0960 
Web Site: 

King County Economic Development Corp
120 N. Irwin St.
Hanford, CA 93230
Telephone: (559) 585-3576 
FAX: (559) 585-7398 
Web Site: www. 

Kings County Health Dept, Environmental Health Div.
330 Campus Dr.
Hanford, CA 93230
Telephone: (559) 584-1401
FAX: (559) 584-6040 

Internal Revenue Service
625 North Akers Street
Visalia, CA 93291
Telephone: (559) 625-2137 
Web Site: 

Main Street Hanford
219 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
Telephone: (559) 582-9457
FAX: (559) 582-3343