Community & Economic Development

Responsibilities

The Community and Economic Development Department guides and facilitates projects and development activities within the City to provide a standard of development that preserves the health, safety, general welfare and quality of life for residents.

The department collaborates with the Madera County Economic Development Corporation, for more information view the Madera County Economic Development Corporation website.

Zoning Ordinance

The City of Chowchilla Zoning Ordinance includes a Zoning Map which divides the City into various zones for residential, commercial, and industrial development. The ordinance regulates not only the location of various types of land uses, but also outlines other development requirements such as maximum building heights, building setback requirements, intensity of use, and required off-street parking. The Municipal Code, containing the Zoning Ordinance Title 18, may be viewed online on this website, or at the Community and Economic Development Department located in the Chowchilla Civic Center. For complete details view the Municipal Code of Chowchilla page.

Subdivision Ordinance

The division of land within the City of Chowchilla is regulated by the City's Subdivision Ordinance as contained in Title 17 of the Municipal Code, and by the State of California Subdivision Map Act. The division of a parcel of land into two or more parcels is considered a subdivision of land and is subject to compliance with the City's Subdivision Ordinance. Information on the process and requirements for subdividing land may be obtained from the Planning Division of the Community and Economic Development Department. Email the Community and Economic Development Department for more information.