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 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.

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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. 

Aging Services Programs Overview

Aging Services Programs Overview

If we are lucky, we will all grow old at some point in our lives. To help us handle the challenges that may affect us as we age, the HHSA Aging Services programs have a lot to offer. 

Adult Protective Services/Public Guardian

Adult Protective Services/Public Guardian

We all have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect and to be free of neglect and abuse. Adult Protective Services and the Public Guardian’s Office help to give the elderly and vulnerable the protection and care they need and deserve.