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County of Madera


Notice: Property Taxes Due 12/11/17

Notice: Property Taxes Due 12/11/17

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Madera County Child Support Services in coordination with Madera Superior Courts

Madera County Child Support Services in coordination with Madera Superior Courts

Start the Year off right! Thursday January 4, 2018 9:00am to 3:00pm Child Support Warrant Release Event No Risk of…

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Public Works Department

The Madera County Public Works Department consists of multiple Divisions and teams of staff that work collectively and collaboratively to serve the constituents of Madera County in the areas of Municipal Services, Capital Improvement Projects, Maintenance and Operations of various County managed public facilities, and Administration.

MISSION STATEMENTThe Public Works Department strives to provide quality customer service to the constituents of Madera County through communication, partnering, collaboration, and maximizing the use of available resources to effectively and efficiently execute the duties of the Department in service to the public.
   Main: (559) 675-7811
   Fax number: (559) 675-7631
   Fairmead Landfill: (559) 665-1310
   Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Public Works Department is divided into the following divisions:

The Municipal Services Division is responsible for managing and monitoring various County public services provided to the residents of Madera County. These services include water systems, waste water systems, and solid waste (trash), which includes the Fairmead Landfill operations. The Municipal Services Division is also responsible for the overall management of County Special Districts including County Service Areas (CSA) and Maintenance Districts (MD). In addition, the Municipal Services Division is in charge of Ground Water Management and Flood Control for the County. 

The Capital Improvement Projects Division is responsible for managing improvement projects in the County to ensure that the projects are designed and constructed to applicable standards. This includes public improvement projects as well as development improvement projects. The Capital Improvement Projects Division is made up of three sections:

      • Programming Section: responsible for obtaining and programming funding from various sources for projects.
      • Design & Construction Section: responsible for the management and oversight of design and construction for public improvement projects.
      • Development & Permits Section: responsible for the review and approval of development plans and issuance of various permits including grading permits, encroachment permits, and water meter permits.'
      • County Surveyor's Office

Legislation drafted by the State of California, and enforced by Government Code Sections 65302, 65560, and 65800, confer upon local government units authority to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizenry. Therefore, Madera County Flood Control & Water Conservation Agency does hereby adopt the following floodplain management regulations.


The flood hazard areas of the County of Madera are subject to periodic inundation which results in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety, and general welfare.
These flood losses are caused by uses that are inadequately elevated, floodproofed, or protected from flood damage. The cumulative effect of obstuction in areas of special flood hazards which increase flood height and velocities also contribute to the flood loss.


As established by ordinance and to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific area by provisions designed to:

  1. Protect human life and health
  2. Minimize expenditure of public money for costly flood control projects
  3. Minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding and generally undertaken at the expense of the general public
  4. Minimize prolonged business interruptions
  5. Minimize damage to public facilities and utilities such as water and gas mains; electric, telephone and sewer lines; and street and bridges located in areas of special flood hazard
  6. Help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound and development of areas of special flood hazard so as to minimize future blighted areas caused by flood damage
  7. Ensure that potential buyers are notified that the property is in an area of special flood hazard
  8. Ensure that those who occupy the area of special flood hazard assume responsibility for their actions.

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In order to accomplish its purposes, this ordinance includes methods and provisions to:

  1. Restrict or prohibit uses which are dangerous to health, safety, and property due to water or erosion hazards, or which result in damaging increases in erosion or flood height or velocities
  2. Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction
  3. Control the alteration of natural floodplains, streams channels, and natural protective barriers, which help accommodate or channel flood waters
  4. Control filling, grading dredging, and maintenance of levees and other development which may increase flood damage
  5. Prevent or regulate the construction of flood barriers which will unnaturally divert flood waters or which may increase flood hazards in other areas.

The County of Madera has adopted the following water related Studies and Plans:


The County of Madera receives calls on a daily basis from property owners who wish to find out if their property is located within a flood zone. Flood zone maps are continually being updated and changed by FEMA. Persons wishing information on a parcel will need to call our office, at the phone number below, to request the most current County Flood Zone information.

If you are looking for Flood Zone Elevation Certificate or information you may go to the FEMA website at: for information and instruction on flood zones and forms.

The Maintenance & Operations Divisions is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance activities of public service facilities, such as sewer systems, water systems, and county maintained roads and bridges. The Division is divided into Roads and Utilities sections, which each work to address operations, maintenance, and service requests related to their respective disciplines.

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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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