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 Updates and Zoning Changes
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Site Plan Reviews
  • Zoning Variances
  • Lot Line Adjustments
  • Mobile Home Reviews
  • Occupancy Permits/Inspections
Zoning Ordinance

Zoning determines land uses within the city. Each parcel in the city is assigned to a zone which describes the regulations under which that land may be used. The Zoning Code 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.