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 a resources to help you succeed in an efficient and timely manner.

Birth and Death Certificates
Birth and Death Certificates

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.

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 items properly and safely, with 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.

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

Annual CWS Toy Drive is Here!

Annual CWS Toy Drive is Here!

We need you to make a difference in the life of a child who is receiving services through Child Welfare this season! By helping to provide a gift to local children who are receiving the assistance of CWS, you are making a difference and making life a bit better for these children. 

10th Annual Project Homeless Connect

10th Annual Project Homeless Connect

The 10th annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a  one-day, one-stop event offering services, housing, and hospitality to those experiencing homelessness and event organizers are asking for community support to serve the over 1,000 people expected to be seeking services at the events.