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2600 Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93721
The purpose of the City’s Zoning Ordinance -
is to encourage, classify, designate, regulate, restrict, the highest and best location for, and use of, buildings, structures, and land for agriculture, residence, commerce, trade, industry, water conservation, or other purposes in appropriate places.
Zoning codes also:
encourage the most appropriate use of land
conserve and stabilize the value of property
regulate and limit the height, number of stories, and size of buildings and other structures
regulate and determine the size of residential yards and other open spaces
regulate and limit the density of a city's population by dividing the City into districts of such number, shape, and area as may be deemed best suited to carry out these regulations and provide for their enforcement
provide adequate open spaces for light and air and to prevent and fight fires
prevent undue concentration of population
facilitate adequate provisions for community utilities, such as; transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other public requirements
promote the public health, safety and general welfare
Common Zoning Violations
Outside Storage: Yards are not to be used as storage areas for unlicensed vehicles, building materials, tires, indoor furniture, appliances, or other items commonly known as junk. Excessive storage is unsightly, attracts mice, rats, and other vermin; and, may become a health problem.
Landscaping: Landscaping shall be maintained free of overgrown, dead, diseased, or other hazardous trees and vegetation. The property owner is also responsible for maintaining the land between the property line and the street (park strip).
Parking: Parking is not permitted on the front lawn, front yard, or corner-side yard. Parking is not allowed on the strip between the sidewalk and street, on the sidewalk, or over hanging the sidewalk. Parking must be on a hard surface.
Recycling and Solid Waste Facilities
Use of Signs
Weed Abatement and Vacant Structures
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Community Revitalization at (559) 621-8400 or on our on-line reporting system.