Welcome to the Planning and Community Development Department

Our mission is to provide solution oriented customer services to the people we serve which lead to the implementation of sustainable plans, facilitates economic growth, enhances our quality of life and protects our environment.

Our vision is to be a fully integrated, progressive and engaged team of professionals which is guided through the use of technology in creative and collaborative methods that facilitate land use planning decisions to balance the need for economic growth combined with the stewardship of preserving the County’s natural resources.

Our goal is to process and analyze project applications in a solution oriented “can-do” environment that is fair, efficient, progressive, timely, accurate, and customer service friendly which will accommodate development within the boundaries of the County's polices, goals and objectives.

Application Information
Application Process
Application Status
Parcel and Zoning Information

Application Forms

Fee Schedule (Effective September 2, 2008)

Customer Service Survey

General Information
Department Information
Contact Information
Public Records Act (PRA) Request Form
bullet Community Maps
Request for Code Enforcement

Regulations and Documents
Merced County General Plan Update
General Plan
Zoning Code
Subdivision Code
Community Plans
    Housing Chapter
    Affordable Housing
Williamson Act
a Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
a Natural Hazard Disclosure Information

Environmental Information and Projects
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

What is the California Environmental Quality Act?
a Environmental Documents
a Agency Links

Meetings and Committees
Meeting Schedules
Hearing Officer
Planning Commission
    Membership List
    Live Audio
    Live Video
bullet Municipal Advisory Councils
Airport Land Use Commission
Local Agency Formation Commission

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to keep our website accurate and up to date. However, due to the changing nature of projects, the environment, legislation, and technical limitations of the internet, the material in this website should be confirmed.