Fresno County Adopts Temporary Housing Ordinance to Assist Residents Impacted by Creek Fire disaster

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors has adopted a Temporary Housing Ordinance that modifies and suspends various County Zoning Ordinance Regulations to allow for the occupancy of recreational vehicles and tiny homes on properties located within the Creek Fire disaster area that were damaged or destroyed by fire.

In summary, the Ordinance provides for the following:

  • Occupancy of up to two self-contained (sewer, water, power) recreational vehicles or movable tiny houses (temporary dwellings) per parcel for a period of up to 180 days (six months), beginning October 6, 2020
  • Temporary dwellings proposed to be occupied beyond the initial 180-day (six months) period shall be connected to onsite water, sewer, and power
  • Location of temporary dwellings proposed to be occupied beyond the initial 180-day (six month) period shall meet all underlying zoning districts setback standards
  • Temporary dwellings proposed to be occupied beyond the initial 180-day (six month) period shall obtain a Temporary Housing Administrative Permit from the Department of Public Works and Development Services & Capital Projects Division

Additional information regarding the Temporary Housing Ordinance may be found on the flyer below, and also posted online HERE.

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