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Permit Center

The Permit Center is the main hub for the public seeking permits (building and land use), zoning information, code compliance information, encroachment permits, Employee Housing administration and Abandon vehicle abatement information. Process and issue building permits and land use permits.

 Permit Center Office Location: 5961 S. Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA 
 Permit Center Office Hours:     9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday
                                                      9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Friday
                                                      Closed on Holidays

There are two types of permits issued from our office, Minor Permits and Regular Permits. Below each permit type is a description and a list of items that we most commonly issue permits for:

Minor Permits

Minor Permits are permits that do not require any discretionary approvals or plan review by the county, such as water heaters, wall furnaces, re-roofs, re-siding, and air conditioner replacement. If subsequent to the issuance of a Minor Permit, the Building or Planning Official determines that plans or other reviews are required for the work undertaken, the permit may be suspended or revoked in writing until such time as proper reviews and approvals are obtained.

Regular Permits

Regular Permits require a site plan, construction plans, engineering calculations, and energy calculations.
Some examples include demolition of residential property, room additions, alterations to existing structures, and new construction.


For Planning and Zoning Information or for more information on how to apply for a permit, please call the Zone Information Phone at (559) 624-7100 or email at Zone-Information@co.tulare.ca.us.

Zoning Ordinances and Requirements can be found by clicking HERE.

Planning and Land Use Applications can be found by clicking HERE. (Application Fees are subject to change at any time. Please call (559) 624-7100 for current application fees.)


 Applications and Forms:

Building Permit Application

Site Plan Requirements and Example

Requirements for Obtaining a Building Permit (English)

Requirements for Obtaining a Building Permit (Spanish) / Requisitos Para Obtener un Permiso de Construccion