Planning and Zoning


The goal of the Planning Division is to improve the quality of life for Avenal's residents by guiding the safe, efficient, and sustainable physical development of the community.

Our Planning services include:
  • General Plan Amendments
  • Change of Zone District Boundaries
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Site Plan Reviews
  • Home Occupation Permits
  • Mobile Home Reviews 
  • Zoning Variances
  • Land Divisions
  • Lot Line Adjustments
  • Occupancy Permits/Inspections

Zoning Ordinance

The City's Zoning Ordinance determines the land uses within the city's jurisdiction. Each parcel in the city is assigned within a zone district, which describes the regulations and requirements under which that land may be utilized for. The Zoning Ordinance identifies allowable uses and sets development standards such as minimum lot size, maximum building height, and minimum front yard depth.

View the full Avenal Zoning Ordinance.

Land Division Ordinance

The City's Land Division Ordinance helps facilitate the division of land and Lot Line Adjustments Pursuant to the California Subdivision Map Act (SMA). The Ordinance guides the regulation and process of any Subdivision, parcel or Adjustment that will effect real property within the City of Avenal. 

View the full Land Division Ordinance

Environmental Documents

For current studies and notices, please visit our Newsflash.

Forms and Applications