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:

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.

Parcel Map Requirements

For parcel splits or lot line adjustments, we require 4 copies of the tentative parcel map (completed by a surveyor or engineer), preliminary title report, and a $200 filing fee. Also provide the map in electronic PDF version.
Please refer to our Uniform Application Form to begin the process.

View the full Avenal Zoning Ordinance.

Environmental Documents

For current studies and notices, please visit our Newsflash.

Helpful Documents