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  LAFCO Of Kings County


LAFCO is an acronym for Local Agency Formation Commission. LAFCO's were created in 1963 by the Knox – Nesbit Act and amended by the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000. LAFCO's are responsible for coordinating logical and timely changes in local governmental boundaries such as annexations to cities.

The Commission in Kings County is comprised of two City Council members from the four incorporated cities, two Board of Supervisors members and a public member chosen by the four city and county commissioners. The objectives of LAFCO are to encourage the orderly formation of local government agencies, preserve agricultural land resources, discourage urban sprawl, and provide a sphere of influence for each city and special district in the county.

Property owners who wish to annex or detach to a city or special district have two methods of application. First, the applicant may approach the city or special district and have the council or board adopt a resolution of application. This is the preferred method since the jurisdiction will have input into the proposal. However, the property owner may also petition LAFCO directly for annexation or detachment.

The Kings County LAFCO is scheduled to meet the fourth Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1400 W. Lacey Blvd. in Hanford. However, the Commission meets only when an application for reorganization has been received. The petition, policies and other information is available at this web site under Procedures.

Monthly Public Meetings are held on the fourth Wednsday of the month starting at 3:00 p.m.

  • Web Access: To access the meeting via computer, please go to Kings LAFCO’s homepage ( and click on the link that says Join Meeting. You may also participate from your smart phone by downloading the WebEx Meetings app to your smartphone. After opening the app, click on Join Meeting, and then enter the meeting information. The meeting number is 177 543 4545 and the password is KingsLAFCO.
  • If you have trouble logging in through the Internet, you may join the meeting via telephone by calling (415) 655‐0003, then enter the access code of 177 543 4545#.
  • For members of the public who wish to participate, but are unable to do so virtually, you may submit written comments on any matter within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction, regardless of whether it is on the agenda for Board consideration or action, and those comments will be entered into the administrative record of the meeting. To submit written comments by U.S. Mail or email for inclusion in the meeting record, they must be received by the executive secretary of the Kings LAFCO no later than 8:00 a.m. on the day of the noticed meeting. To submit written comments by email, please forward them to To submit such comments by U.S. Mail, please forward them to:

    Executive Secretary of Kings LAFCO, County of Kings, 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, CA 93230



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