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Planning a New Business in the San Joaquin Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is ready to help. Our Business Assistance engineers are available to work with you during all office hours. The District has implemented a number of permit streamlining measures aimed at expediting the permitting process without sacrificing environmental protection.  The District stands ready to help businesses understand air pollution regulations and then assist them in finding the most cost-effective way to comply with those regulations. The District has also developed a checklist which can provide further guidance in determining the District permitting and notification requirements for your project. Please click here for the checklist.   Click here for a brief description of the District's permitting process.

There are a number of other organizations ready to help you start up a business in the San Joaquin Valley. the Fresno Area Permit Assistance Center and the Kern County Permit Assistance Center each offer a wide range of permitting assistance and expertise. Their one-stop permitting concept will provide you with all the information you need to deal with most permitting agencies, including CalTrans, County and City Planning and Building Departments, County Health Departments, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the Air Pollution Control District.

Kern County Permit Assistance Center
Florentino Castellon, Director
34946 Flyover Court
Bakersfield, CA 93308
661-392-5500
Fax: 661-392-5585

 

Links to Valley Land Use and Economic Development Agencies

Each county in the San Joaquin Valley is represented by an Economic Development Corporation.  These corporations would love to hear about your plans, and may be able to provide significant assistance.  Links to these corporations and county Planning Departments are listed below:

Fresno County

Merced County

   

Kern County

San Joaquin County

   

Kings County

Stanislaus County

Madera County

Tulare County