Greetings from the Tulare County Resource Management Agency (RMA), where we strive to provide quality public services to the unincorporated communities of our County in a professional and timely manner. Our agency was founded in 1996, when the County’s Public Works, Planning and Community Development/Redevelopment Divisions were merged. Today, there are three branches of our Agency: Public Works, Fiscal Services, and Planning & Economic Development.

Our Planning and Building Division provides inspection services, permits, environmental planning documents and reports, community plans, as well as the Tulare County General Plan, and zoning codes and entitlements.

The mission of our Public Works Division is to ensure diligent stewardship in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of roads, traffic signals, bridges, airports, sewers, flood control, water supply, water quality, and water conservation facilities within Tulare County.

The Fiscal Services branch provides budget direction and oversight for our programs and services through clerical, employee safety, accounting and human resource tasks.

The Economic Development Department serves to support and enhance the competitiveness of Tulare County’s business culture in order to stimulate job creation, infrastructure improvements, and promote tourism to ensure the economic sustainability of our region.

Whether you are a resident, developer, builder, or business owner, we are here to support you while we accomplish our mission of protecting the health and safety of our residents, and preserve the environmental resources of our County.

Reed Schenke


RMA Leadership Team
Reed Schenke, RMA Director
Michael Washam, Associate Director
Sherman Dix, Assistant Director of Fiscal Services
Aaron Bock, Assistant Director of Economic Development & Planning