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.

Adoption
Adoption

Adoption also provides a child with a permanent family. This page provides information on how to engage in the adoption process.

Animal Services
Animal Services

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

Body Art
Body Art

Permits and information regarding Body Art and Tattooing in Tulare County.

Child Welfare Services
Child Welfare Services

Assists families in providing preventive services when health and safety issues occur. CWS is dedicated to helping families achieve safety and stability, making sure children are protected from abusive and potentially harmful situations, and ensuring families in our system receive the services they need.

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.

Resource Family Approval
Resource Family Approval

If you are interested in becoming a resource family, 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 one or more children.

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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

How to Thank Tulare County Veterans

How to Thank Tulare County Veterans

The Veterans Services Office (VSO) is dedicated to serving Tulare County veterans and their families. Many veterans are unaware of the services and benefits they could be receiving, and others need help to understand the paperwork required to file claims. The VSO can make the process of obtaining benefits easier. 

What is the Community Care Coalition?

What is the Community Care Coalition?

The Community Care Coalition (CCC) was established in April of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address the need to combine resources, response, and planning efforts throughout Tulare County. The CCC is made up of over 50 partner organizations that are committed to focusing on coordinated service-delivery efforts.   

K/T AAA: Connecting the Aging Population to a Wide Array of Programs

K/T AAA: Connecting the Aging Population to a Wide Array of Programs

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA) was created in 1965 to be the leading local authority and advocate for issues and concerns facing adults as they age. K/T AAA can connect the aging population to a wide array of programs and services tailored to their specific needs.

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 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. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. Held the second Saturday of each month, walks start at 8:30 a.m. and are held at Blain Park in Visalia.