A Business-Friendly Environment
The permit and plan check process is dramatically shorter in Kern County than elsewhere in California, typically measured in days or weeks rather than months and sometimes years. This is just one example of how Kern County works with business, not against. But don’t just take our word on this, hear what companies have to say:
“We have assisted many different projects in Kern County, including mining, solar, water and oil and gas. We have found that, while all permitting processes are challenging, our clients routinely comment on the professionalism and greater ease of doing business in Kern County versus other counties in California.”
-Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc.
If Negative Declaration is needed, then 4 -6 months.
If Negative Declaration is needed, then 6 months.
If EIR is needed, then 12 to 18 months. If approved, then 30 days before change is effective.
Requires Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors General Plan Window (4 times per year).
Kern County offers over the counter, on-line, fast track and fax permitting options, depending on the permit type.