Community Development Department

The Community Development Department includes the Planning, Building, Code Enforcement, Maintenance & Infrastructure, and Parks & Recreation Divisions. The Department also works closely with the City Engineer and the City Manager’s Office of Economic Development.

Permit Service Center Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 to 5:00 pm
Every Other Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 pm


Rosemarie Chavez
Community Development Clerk*
Phone: 661-854-2822

* In addition to staffing the Permit Service Center and Counter, the CD Clerk also accepts requests for service from the public for the Maintenance & Infrastructure and Parks and Recreation Divisions, as well as schedules bookings and rentals of the City’s public facilities (e.g., Veterans Hall).

Jake Raper
City Planner
Phone: 661-606-6066
Schedule: Tuesdays only, 8:00 – 5:00 PM
Appointments preferred.

Mark McClain
Building Official & Code Enforcement Officer
Phone: 661-606-6062
Mondays, 12:30 – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays, 7:30 – 11:30 AM
Wednesdays, 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Thursdays, 7:30 – 11:30 AM
Appointments preferred.

* Please be advised, the schedule for the Building Official and City Planner can change unexpectedly. Please call the office and confirm their schedules before visiting the Permit Service Center without an appointment.

Pedro Barraza
Maintenance & Infrastructure (M&I)/Parks & Recreation*

* For service requests for the M&I and Parks & Recreation Divisions, please contact the Community Development Department’s main number.

Department Contact Information:
Community Development Department
141 Plumtree Drive
Arvin, CA 93203
Phone: 661-854-2822