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You must obtain an encroachment permit prior to working in the public right-of-way. You may obtain this permit at the Community and Economic Development Department:
Chowchilla Civic Center130 S Second StreetCivic Center PlazaChowchilla, CA 93610
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Contact the Madera County Clerk's office at 559-675-7721. The Chowchilla City Clerk does not have that information.
Dog licenses may be obtained at the Chowchilla Police Department. Proof of rabies vaccination is required to receive a license. Check with Animal Control for dates for their two annual rabies and licensing clinics. All dogs in the city limits of Chowchilla are required to be licensed as per city code. There is a minimal charge for this service. For more information view the Animal Control page.
Permits are not just for new construction, but for remodeling as well. In many cases, a permit is required for repair or replacement of existing features, such as replacing windows. A plumbing, electrical, or mechanical permit is required for any additions or changes to the structure's existing system; for example, moving or adding an electrical outlet requires a permit. Contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 559-665-8615, ext. 787 or Email Community and Economic Development for further information.
Repairs do not always require a permit, but replacing items such as furnaces, air conditioners, and heaters do require a permit. To be sure, contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 559-665-8615, extension 787 or Email Community and Economic Development.
Permit costs vary depending on the type of work being done. Contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 559-665-8615, extension 787 for specific permit costs.
Permit issuance periods vary. Some permits can be issued over the counter, meaning return trips will not be necessary. Other projects require that plans be left with the department for review.
Permits are required in the City of Chowchilla for other things such as banners, special events, fireworks, RV parking, yard sales, alcohol use at events, and transportation. For further information call the Civic Center at 559-665-8615.
You must first obtain a permit prior to draining refilling any swimming pool at any time during the year. Applications are available at the Finance/Utilities window of the:
Chowchilla Civic Center130 S Second StreetCivic Center PlazaChowchilla CA, 93610Phone: 559-665-8615, ext. 783
A fee schedule is available from the city pertaining to specific fees per department. You can view the Master Fee Schedule by clicking here, or call the City of Chowchilla at (559) 665-8615 for information.