Licensing, Permits & Inspections

Licensing, Permits & Inspections

Search here for the needed forms, paperwork, and information on tasks and projects carried out within Tulare County. We offer resources to help you succeed in an efficient and timely manner.

Body Art
Body Art

Permits and information regarding Body Art and Tattooing in Tulare County

Food Safety
Food Safety

Environmental Health programs offer services that include making local businesses aware of the important codes and regulations that ensure a high standard of food handling.

Hazardous Materials (CUPA)
Hazardous Materials (CUPA)

The Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) consolidates under one roof the various requirements for businesses handling hazardous materials, generating or treating hazardous wastes, or operating above- or underground storage tanks.

Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste

The Household Hazardous Waste program will help you dispose of specific hazardous items properly and safely, offering several different recycling locations and events. 

Land Use Regulation
Land Use Regulation

The Land Use Regulation program reviews building permits and special use permit application requests.

Medical & Solid Waste Management
Medical & Solid Waste Management

The Solid Waste Management program ensures the proper storage and disposal of solid waste.

Pet & Animal Protection
Pet & Animal Protection

Tulare County Animal Services is responsible for the welfare and safety of animals in the unincorporated areas of Tulare County.

Pet Adoptions and Licensing
Pet Adoptions and Licensing

The Tulare County Animal Services has many wonderful dogs and cats in need of loving homes. Special adoption events are held several times a year at convenient locations throughout the county, making adoption easy and accessible. Or, just visit our Animal Care & Adoptions facility to choose your pet.

Resource Families & Adoption
Resource Families & Adoption

Whether you are interested in becoming a resource family or adoption services, our friendly staff will answer all your questions and help you gather the necessary information to take this important step in your life—and in the life of a child.

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Vital Statistics
Vital Statistics

The Office of Vital Records is responsible for registering all of the births and deaths that take place in Tulare County. Only authorized persons may receive certified copies of birth and death certificates.

Water Safety
Water Safety

To ensure that the county’s water supply is safe, HHSA conducts routine inspections, sampling, and evaluations of public water systems.

Well Drilling
Well Drilling

Under the authority of the Health Officer, staff from Environmental Health can assist to ensure accuracy and timeliness of permits processed for the unincorporated areas of Tulare County.


Agency News

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Each month a different health topic will be covered. 

TulareWORKs Division Overview

TulareWORKs Division Overview

TulareWORKs offers a wide variety of programs to help the less fortunate. It can be difficult to navigate the system of programs, understand the eligibility requirements and policies, or know what to do next.  

The ABCs of Hepatitis

The ABCs of Hepatitis

In recognition of World Hepatitis Day we would like to share with you the ABCs of Hepatitis. Each strain of hepatitis is unique, and prevention and education efforts are needed to ensure we are aware of the risk factors and treatment options.