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County of Madera

California

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There are in excess of 100 Maintenance Districts and Service Areas (hereafter referred to as "districts") located throughout Madera County. They were formed for the purpose of providing one or more specialized service (s) to the residents. Services provided may include water, sewer, road maintenance, lighting, drainage, etc. The Board of Supervisors acts as the Board of Directors for, and on behalf of each property owner in the district. While the Road Department oversees districts providing road maintenance, the Engineering Department, or more specifically, the Special Districts Department, oversees the daily operations of sewer and water districts. Click on any of the districts listed below for more detailed information.

The Special Districts Department has approximately 20 employees working throughout the County to maintain approximately 30 water systems and 15 sewer systems. Districts vary in size from as few as 6 connections to nearly 1000 connections. The cost of running each system, including a reserve for planned and unplanned repair expenses, as well as any needed capital improvement project(s), is considered in establishing rates for residents receiving the service. The number of connections, age, condition of the system, and the demands placed upon it are all factors that affect rates. The Board of Supervisors reviews and approves the Assessments and Service Charges for each district as required under MCC Section 13.89.010(B). A listing of district rates and charges is available at the above link.

For those districts that are metered, you may wish to review the Residential Water Meter Reading Guidelines link for tips on reading your meter and determining whether you might have a leak. We highly encourage everyone to be aware of their water usage and to make every effort at conservation. This in turn will help you avoid surprise fees for excess usage.

Billings are prepared by the County Auditor's Office and are linked to the number of water and/or sewer units allocated to each parcel in a district, as defined by County Ordinances. These units are also used to measure existing capacity and plan for future needs. Most parcels used for residential purposes are allocated 1.0 sewer and/or water unit per single-family dwelling. Parcels used for commercial purposes may be required to have, or to obtain additional units to support different activities and levels of development. Water and/or sewer units may be transferred between parcels within a particular district with the approval of the Board of Supervisors. Please contact our office for further information on how to accomplish this.

Annual reports to the Madera County Environmental Health Department or the California Department of Health Services may be required depending on the size of the district. Water service districts are also required to file an annual Consumer Confidence Report. This report is written to educate consumers about the source (s) and quality of their water, and is distributed to all property owners served by the district. A copy of the Consumer Confidence Report may be found under each of the districts listed below. Be aware that there is a one year lag time in these reports; i.e., the report dated 2008 contains all test results collected in 2008, but the report is not written or released until approximately June, 2009. The reports require Adobe Acrobat 5 for viewing and/or printing.

Two other ordinances affecting districts are the Madera County Grease Trap Ordinance (MCC Ch. 13.66) for sewer systems and the Madera County Water Conservation Ordinance No. 532 (MCC Ch. 13.55) for water systems. Please refer to the links to learn your rights and responsibilities. Since water conservation is of great importance to all County residents, the following link, "Simple Ways You Can Save Water," has numerous helpful suggestions on how to conserve water and energy.

We hope this has provided you with an overview of the County's Maintenance Districts and Service Areas. If you have any further questions, please contact the Madera County Engineering and Special Services Department at (559) 675-7820.

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Prospective candidates must submit an official Madera County application, along with any additional materials specified on the job announcement, by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date given on the job announcement. Postmarks, emails, and resumes in lieu of an application are not accepted. Faxed application materials may be accepted under certain circumstances and with prior authorization of the Department of Human Resources. Application materials received by facsimile or email will require that the applicant submit an application with original signature prior to the date of the examination.

Application forms can be obtained by download from this web site, by visiting our office located at 200 West 4th Street in Madera, or by calling (559) 675-7705.

It is important that the information provided on your application is complete and accurate. Incomplete information may result in disqualification from the examination process. Remember that your application is the tool that the Department of Human Resources uses to determine whether you meet the qualifications for the position.

TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX (TOT) & TOURISM BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (TBID) ASSESSMENT

 

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Definitions

 
TOT= A tax imposed on people who stay less than 30 days at a Bed & Breakfast or hotel/motel. The tax in Madera County is 9% of the room rate. For example, if the hotel charged you $50 for the room, there would be an additional fee of $4.50 as Transient Occupancy Tax.

TBID= An assessment imposed on people who stay less than 30 days at a Bed & Breakfast or hotel/motel to benefit the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. The assessment is 2% of the room rate and is collected by the Bed & breakfast or hotel/motel along with the TOT and remitted to the Madera County Treasurer on a quarterly basis.
County Code

Transient Occupancy Tax applies to any structure or other living space occupied by an individual, firm, partnership, association, social club or any other group acting as a unit for business or sleeping purposes and pays a customary fee to the operator of such a structure. There are some limitations and exemptions that apply and are listed in the County of Madera's General Ordinance Codes, Chapter §3.20, and Section §3.20.010 through §3.20.140.

A structure includes, but is not limited to, any hotel, inn, tourist home or house, motel, studio and bachelor hotels, lodging and rooming house, apartment house, public or private clubs, mobile homes or house trailers at a fixed location and campsites not operated by a local government.

New Owners

If you are a new operator, you need to first apply for a business license at the Madera County Resource Management Agency, Planning Department at (559) 675-7821. Operators are required to obtain an occupancy registration certificate from the Treasurer/Tax Collectors office within thirty (30) days after commencing business.

Tax Returns

Each operator shall report to the Tax Collectors office an itemized transaction report, on the tax return form provided, listing total rents charged and received and the amount of taxes collected. The current Transient Occupancy Tax rate, effective January 1, 1994, is in the amount equal to nine percent (9%) and the Tourism Business Improvement District assessment is two percent (2%) of the customary fees collected from any person(s) or organization(s). All taxes collected are to be remitted to the Collector's office by the last day of the month following the close of each calendar quarter, or at the close of any shorter reporting period which may be established by the Tax Collector's office.

THE PROVISIONS OF THIS JOB BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT. THE COUNTY OF MADERA RESERVES THE RIGHT  TO MAKE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS TO THE EXAMINATION PLAN. SUCH REVISIONS WILL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE STANDARDS. QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT  MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE MADERA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES.

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Apply For Your Permits Online - available 24 hours a day to:

  • Apply for a permit
  • Submit plans online (.pdf format)
  • Remit payment (MasterCard, Discover, or American Express accepted)
  • Check the status of your permit

Make sure you have the physical address of the property AND/OR the Assessor's Parcel Number (APN). If you do not know the APN for the property, you can find out by calling (559)675-7710.  If you are applying for a building permit, the address will be issued during the process.  For help or information, call (559)675-7817

Review the list of permit types you can apply for online.

Engineering Department

Fire Prevention for Land Development Dept.

  • Electrical Permit
  • Mechanical Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Reroof Permit
  • Fire Sprinkler Permit
  • Fire Sprinkler Modification Permit
  • Fire Sprinkler Monitoring Alarm Permit
  • Fire Alarm System Permit
  • Hydrant Flow Test
  • Vapor Recovery Vessel
  • LPG Tank Self Certification
  • Fire Pump Permit
  • Underground Fire Main Permit
  • Fireworks Booth Permit
  • Fireworks Public display Permit
  • PCR 4290 Exception Request
  • Hood Suppression System

Business Licenses

Road Department

  • Encroachment Permits

Environmental Health Department

Planning Department *

  • Destruction Well
  • Inactive-Out-of-Service Well
  • Septic System Permit
  • Setback Variance-Septic System 
  • Water Well Permit
  • Outdoor Events Permit
  • Sign Permit

— Try our new OTC (Over-the-Counter) Permits for Streamline or Flat Fees for replacement water heater permits, HVAC change outs, residential/commercial single pump water well, residential re-siding/stucco, and commercial wall mount sign. On March 28 solar panels will be added to the OTC Permits. OTC Instructions

For your convenience, when you apply for a reroof or swimming pool permit the fees are now flat fees.

*Due to the complexity of the Land Use Entitlement Permits, they are not available online. However, you can follow the progress of your application online. Please contact the Planning Department (559) 675-7821 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for either more information or a status report

Click Here to begin your online application for a building permit.

Or, if you'd like to print out a permit form, click below for the document library.

 

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To file a Code Enforcement Complaint, please follow these instructions:


To file a Code Enforcement Complaint online, please click on this link

Apply For Your Permits Online - available 24 hours a day to:

  • Apply for a permit
  • Submit plans online (.pdf format)
  • Remit payment (MasterCard, Discover, or American Express accepted)
  • Check the status of your permit

Make sure you have the physical address of the property AND/OR the Assessor's Parcel Number (APN). If you do not know the APN for the property, you can find out by calling (559)675-7710.  If you are applying for a building permit, the address will be issued during the process.  For help or information, call (559)675-7817

Review the list of permit types you can apply for online.

Engineering Department

Fire Prevention for Land Development Dept.

  • Electrical Permit
  • Mechanical Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Reroof Permit
  • Fire Sprinkler Permit
  • Fire Sprinkler Modification Permit
  • Fire Sprinkler Monitoring Alarm Permit
  • Fire Alarm System Permit
  • Hydrant Flow Test
  • Vapor Recovery Vessel
  • LPG Tank Self Certification
  • Fire Pump Permit
  • Underground Fire Main Permit
  • Fireworks Booth Permit
  • Fireworks Public display Permit
  • PCR 4290 Exception Request
  • Hood Suppression System

Business Licenses

Road Department

  • Encroachment Permits

Environmental Health Department

Planning Department *

  • Destruction Well
  • Inactive-Out-of-Service Well
  • Septic System Permit
  • Setback Variance-Septic System 
  • Water Well Permit
  • Outdoor Events Permit
  • Sign Permit

— Try our new OTC (Over-the-Counter) Permits for Streamline or Flat Fees for replacement water heater permits, HVAC change outs, residential/commercial single pump water well, residential re-siding/stucco, and commercial wall mount sign. On March 28 solar panels will be added to the OTC Permits. OTC Instructions

For your convenience, when you apply for a reroof or swimming pool permit the fees are now flat fees.

*Due to the complexity of the Land Use Entitlement Permits, they are not available online. However, you can follow the progress of your application online. Please contact the Planning Department (559) 675-7821 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for either more information or a status report

Click Here to begin your online application for a building permit.

Or, if you'd like to print out a permit form, click below for the document library.

 


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The Recorder division is open Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays. Business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Documents are accepted for recording from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. only.

ROAD CLOSURE DUE TO A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL ON AVE 18 1/2 AND ROAD 18. 
As of Wednesday, November 4, 2015, until further notice.
Road Closure on Road 235 at Willow Creek Bridge until the flood waters recede.
Avenue 13 from Road 29 and Road 30
Avenue 10 from Road 40 and Brickyard Drive
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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Madera County is more than buildings and business. It's about people. People who have chosen to live life the way it was meant to be; surrounded in peace and harmony with the land, living with the assurances of quality health care and safety, and living with some of the best education the State of California has to offer.

Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, Madera County has a rich agricultural tradition which coexists with a growing industrial base.  A strong sense of community and cooperation helps to welcome newcomers to a place which they will happily call "Home"

Housing costs in the county are some of the most desirable in the State. In addition, our parks system (local, county, state and national) are some of the most historic and best available.

We invite you to explore the benefits of Madera County. Along the way, we encourage you to ask questions, and visit the many other sites that are on-line that share the Madera County story..

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Contact the Ag Dept.

Agriculture Department
332 South Madera Avenue
Madera, CA 93637
(559)675-7876
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General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311