Planning Division

PlanningPlanning is responsible for ensuring that community growth and development is consistent with the goals and objectives contained in the 2027 General Plan and the Zoning Ordinance.

The Planning Division is committed to guiding manageable growth, while preserving Kerman’s natural resources and small-town charm. Under the advisement of the Planning Commission and City Council, Planning Division staff handles entitlement processing, such as plan amendments, rezones, site plans, conditional use permits, and environmental assessments. The Division also manages the creation and maintenance of the City’s General Plan. 

The Planning Division reports to a seven-member Planning Commission, appointed by the City Council. The Planning Commission reviews land use and development proposals and provides recommendations to the City Council.

General Information

Contact Information
Main Office: (559) 846-6121
Fax: (559)-846-9348

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Closed between 12:00 and 1 p.m.)

Physical Location
Kerman City Hall
850 S. Madera Avenue
Kerman, CA 93630


Collins & Schoettler Planning Consultants
(559) 734-8737

Olivia Pimentel
Assistant Planner
(559) 846-6121