Planning and Development


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. The Department also ensures that projects comply with all applicable environmental review laws.

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 

Planning Applications
Planning Fees
City of Exeter Maps
Planning Documents
Housing Resources

City of Exeter Fee Schedule

For Planning Fees See Page 7

COE FY2022 2023 Fee ScheduleJune 28, 2022

Housing Resources

San Joaquin Valley, Self-Help Enterprises offers assistance for income eligible residents through it’s owner-occupied rehabilitation program as well as their down-payment assistance program.

Housing Rehabilitation

Through partnerships with cities and counties in the San Joaquin Valley, Self-Help Enterprises works with local community leaders to identify housing needs, secure funding, and successfully implement housing repairs efforts for residents.
The program is designed to provide financing to repair income eligible and owner- occupied homes in need of essential health and/or safety repairs. For details, please download their flyer here.

Down Payment Assistance

Homeownership in the San Joaquin Valley is often out of reach for many low-income families because of the high cost of housing, lack of cash available or a monthly payment that is not affordable.

To meet the needs of those seeking homeownership, Self-Help Enterprises, in cooperation with Valley cities and counties, operates homebuyer assistance programs. The programs are designed to provide the additional financing needed to keep a first mortgage payment affordable to first-time homebuyers.

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