Community & Economic Development

The Community and Economic Development Department guides and facilitates projects and development activities within the City to provide a standard of development that preserves the health, safety, general welfare, and quality of life for residents.

The department collaborates with the Madera County Economic Development Commission. Visit their website for more information.

Click HERE to view available properties in Chowchilla maintained by the Madera County Economic Development. The EDC is solely responsible for the listed content.

Zoning Ordinance

The Chowchilla Zoning Ordinance delineates the City into various zones for residential, commercial, and industrial development. The ordinance regulates not only the location of various types of land uses, but also outlines other development requirements such as maximum building heights, building setback requirements, the intensity of use, and required off-street parking. Contact the Community and Economic Development Department for more information about the Chowchilla Zoning Ordinance.

Subdivision Ordinance

The division of land within the city limits is regulated by the Chowchilla Subdivision Ordinance and the State of California Subdivision Map Act. The division of a parcel of land into two or more parcels is considered a subdivision of land and is subject to compliance with the Chowchilla Subdivision Ordinance. Information on the process and requirements for subdividing land may be obtained from the Community and Economic Development Department.

Administrative Citations

The City of Chowchilla may find cause to issue an Administrative Citation due to possible municipal code violations. Visit the Administrative Citations page for more information.