Planning Division Staff
1400 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
Department Management & Staff Contacts:
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
Alex Hernandez, Planner II 559-852-2679
Integrated Waste Management Program
Long Range Planning Section
General Plan Administration
State Mandated Programs
Solid Waste Administration
Water Commission Support
Agricultural Advisory Committee Support
GIS Services Section
Planning CounterDepartment Front Counter
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.