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About Planning & Natural Resources

The Planning and Natural Resources Department provides consolidated land use planning and community development programs for the County's residents. We are proud to fulfill a mission that fosters economic vitality, supports resource conservation, and serves the diverse needs of Kern County residents, including those with lower incomes, by improving their economic, environmental, and social quality of life.

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What is a tract map?

A tract map is one of the processes used to subdivide real property into smaller lots. Typically, the tract ma...

What is a conditional use permit (CUP)?

Certain uses of land or types of businesses specified in the Kern County Zoning Ordinance require a conditiona...

What is a parcel map waiver (PMW)?

Normally when land is subdivided, both a tentative and final map are required by the State Subdivision Ma...


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