Exeter's Planning Department works to ensure that Exeter is a well-planned community. The Department is charged with carrying out both short and long-term planning programs.
Short-term planning activities include the processing of various planning permits, including Site Plan Review, Conditional Use Permits, Variances, Parcel Maps, Subdivisions and Annexations. In this function, the Department administers the Exeter Zoning Ordinance and the General Plan.
Long-term planning efforts consist of preparing and amending Exeter's General Plan and its associated elements including land use, circulation, housing, open space, recreation, noise and safety, among others. The Department also prepares environmental reports on projects.
The City of Exeter contracts with the consulting firm of Collins & Schoettler, Planning Consultants for planning services. Mr. Collins can be reached at 559.592.5558 in Exeter or at 559.734.8737 at his office in Visalia. Mr. Collins' email address is
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The City of Exeter contracts with the County of Tulare for building permit processing including plan check and inspection. The county is charged with providing for life safety and the safeguard of property through the enforcement of the Uniform Building Code, the National Electric Code, the Uniform Plumbing Code and the Uniform Mechanical Code.
The codes intend to express reasonable minimum standards of construction upon the building public through a program of rigorous enforcement.
Before commencing construction, repair or making any major alterations, please confer with the Tulare County Building Department to make certain that the project conforms to current building and zoning codes and that the proper permits are obtained.
The County Building Department cannot legally design, redesign or perform structural calculations for construction projects. The services of a licensed architect, structural or civil engineer may be required for certain projects. You may contact the Tulare County Building Department by calling 559.624.7000 or visit 5961 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA.