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: 661-854-2822
Schedule: Thursdays only, 8:00 – 5:00 PM
Appointments preferred.

Manuel Diaz
Building Official & Code Enforcement Officer
Phone: 661-854-2822
Tuesdays, 8:00 – 4:00 PM
Thursdays, 11:30 – 3:30 PM
Appointments preferred.

* Please be advised, the schedule for the Building Official/Code Enforcement, City Engineer & City Planner can change unexpectedly. Please call the office and confirm their schedules before visiting the Community Development Department without an appointment at 661-854-2822.

Pedro Barraza
Maintenance & Infrastructure Supervisor
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