Planning Department

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During impacts due to COVID-19 the City of Tulare is currently accepting Site Plan Review Applications Electronically. 

 Applications must be submitted each week by Thursday at 3 p.m. in order to be reviewed by City staff the following week.

Applications can be emailed to Steven Sopp at

Please allow 7 to 10 days for written comments to be provided.

Application Form

The primary responsibility of the Planning Division is to provide professional advice and service to the Planning Commission, City Council, City Manager and other staff members regarding all matters pertaining to planning and zoning in accordance with the scope of City Ordinances and state planning laws.

The Planning Division maintains the City’s General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Specific Plans, Housing and CDBG Services. 

The planning staff considers a wide variety of matters, including subdivisions, zoning, annexations, conditional use permits, design review and assessment of environmental review, updating and implementation of the Tulare General Plan. 

Tulare Cartmill Crossings DEIR 061419
*Please contact Mario Anaya, MPA to view copies of document Appendices.


Traci Myers
Community & Economic Development  Director

Mario Anaya, MPA
Principal Planner
411 East Kern Avenue
Tulare, CA 93274

Steven Sopp
Senior Planner

Lucie Sylvester, Administrative Assistant
Development Services





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