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Planning Division Staff

1400 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
Telephone: 559-852-2670
Fax: 559-584-8989

Department Administration

emailGregory R. Gatzka, Community Development Director

emailTerri Yarbrough, Executive Secretary 559-852-2680


Department Management & Staff Contacts:

emailChuck Kinney, Deputy Director - Planning


Land Development Services Section

Zoning Permits - Site Plan Review Permits / Conditional Use Permits
Dairy Permits - Site Plan Review Permits / Conditional Use Permits
Land Divisions - Parcel Maps / Lot Line Adjustments / Voluntary Parcel Mergers
Land Conservation Program - Williamson Act/Farmland Security Zone Contract Administration
SMARA Administration and Implementation
CEQA Compliance - Project Environmental Review / Negative Dec./EIR Review / Mitigation Monitoring
Planning Commission - Staff Support
Advisory Agency -Staff Support
Zoning Compliance Administration

emailKao Nou Yang, Planner II 559-852-2673
emailAlex Hernandez, Planner II 559-852-2679

emailAnthony Yun, Planner I 559-852-2697

emailVictor Hernandez, Planner I 559-852-2685


Integrated Waste Management Program

emailKao Nou Yang, Planner II 559-852-2673


Long Range Planning Section

General Plan Administration
Ordinance Maintenance
State Mandated Programs
Housing Element
Solid Waste Administration
Water Commission Support
Agricultural Advisory Committee Support

emailKao Nou Yang, Planner II 559-852-2673
emailAlex Hernandez, Planner II 559-852-2679


GIS Services Section

emailJoAnna Walker, G.I.S. Specialist 559-852-2647


Planning Counter

Department Front Counter
emailSydney Highfill, Permit Tech. 559-852-2672
emailToni Leist, Permit Tech. 559-852-2652

Code Compliance

The Code Compliance Division is charged with enforcement of provisions of the Kings County Zoning, Building, Nuisance, Surface Mining and Abandoned Vehicle Ordinances. Enforcement generally follows a complaint and ordinarily involves an inspection followed by a warning. Following warnings, enforcement options include citations to court, administrative monetary penalties and physical abatement or removal of the problem. The division abates and removes 100-200 derelict or abandoned vehicles and up to 10 substandard or dangerous buildings per year and resolves several hundred complaints of zoning or nuisance violations.

In addition to enforcement activities, the Code Compliance Division provides field inspection services to the Planning Agency. Physical inspections are conducted on every site proposed for new amended zoning permits, all dairies and all surface mining operations. The Code Compliance Division also manages the Monitoring Program for the Dairy Element of the Kings County General Plan.

Should you have any questions concerning Code Compliance please call 559-852-2670.