"Our goal is to provide professional and technical services that support the development of a balanced community, the preservation of existing neighborhoods and the development of new neighborhoods in a timely and orderly manner."
Community Development Department
1715 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Voice: Planning (661) 326-3733 - Building (661) 326-3720
FAX: Planning (661) 852-2136 - Building (661) 325-0266
Community Development's Divisions:
The Planning Division provides land use planning, zoning and land division services, including services required for environmental review of public and private projects. These services are provided consistent with the requirements of the California Government Code and the City’s adopted policies, ordinances and standards. The Economic Development Section plans and implements economic development activities that protect, improve, and diversify the local economy.
The Building Division issues permits for construction projects, provides inspection and plan check services for residential, commercial and industrial projects and administers the City's Code Enforcement activities. These services are provided consistent with California building code requirements and the City’s adopted policies, ordinances and standards.