City of Dinuba Profile

For over a century, Dinuba has maintained a forward thinking attitude and strives to positively impact the economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in the region. 

Dinuba's government, community groups, and businesses work tirelessly to support the growth and prosperity of this great city.  Dinuba continues to encourage and promote a positive, balanced, vital economy and preserve those unique qualities that are good for business and make Dinuba a very special place to live, work, and play.

Country United States
State California
County Tulare
Incorporated January 6, 1906
Area 3.42 sq mi
Elevation 335 ft

The City

  • Incorporated in 1906, and became a charter city on July 7, 1994
  • Operates as a council-manager form of municipal government and is comprised of five members serving four-year overlapping terms
  • Encompasses approximately 3.42 square miles
  • The City enjoys a warm climate with an average of 300 sunny days per year
  • Tulare County is the second-leading producer of agricultural commodities in the United States


  • Located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley in Tulare County, the City is located about 180 miles north of Los Angeles and 200 miles south of San Francisco
  • The City lies 12 miles east of Freeway 99
  • Fresno to the north and Visalia to the south are rapidly growing metropolitan areas that provide a market for a wide range of products


  • The City’s population has seen steady growth
  • 2016 population estimate of 24,657, representing 26% growth since 2007

Dinuba Population Growth 2017

The City of Dinuba Overview – Economy and Employers

Dinuba area is one of the San Joaquin Valley’s most productive agricultural spots

  • Variety of crops includes cotton, nuts, vegetables and fruits, including grapes (table grapes and wine), raisins, plums, peaches and citrus
  • Raisins are a major product in the Dinuba area, where 40 percent of the world’s raisins are grown and dried, totaling approximately 300,000 tons annually

The City’s centralized location has attracted a wide range of other industries including manufacturing, distribution and medical:

  • Ruiz Foods’ 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility is located in Dinuba, and is Tulare County’s largest private employer
  • Ruiz Foods is America's leading frozen Mexican food manufacturer
  • The City is also home to Best Buy Distribution, Patterson Logistics, Wal-Mart and Ed Dena’s GM Auto Center
  • The Best Buy Regional Distribution Center consists of 1,024,000 square feet and services retail stores in California, Nevada and Arizona

Department Contacts

  • City Managers Office

    City Hall
    405 E. El Monte Way
    Dinuba, CA 93618
    ph: (559) 591-5900
    fax: (559) 591-4246

    City Manager
    Luis Patlan ext. 102

    Assistant City Manager
    Daniel James ext. 103

    City Clerk
    Maria Alaniz ext. 108

  • Public Works Department

    Public Works
    1088 E Kamm Ave
    Dinuba, CA 93618
    ph: (559) 591-5924

    Public Works Director
    Ismael Hernandez

    City Engineer
    Karl Schoettler

  • Finance Department

    405 E. El Monte Way
    Dinuba, CA 93618
    ph: (559) 591-5900
    fax:(559) 591-5902

    Administrative Services Director
    Karina Solis

    City Accountant
    Jho Roldan

  • Planning & Development Services

    Planning & Development
    1088 E Kamm Ave
    Dinuba, CA 93618
    ph: (559) 591-5924

    Karl Schoettler
    Contract Planner

    Derek Lapsley
    City Engineer

    Rick Hartley
    Building Official

    Angelica Molina
    Code Enforcement

  • Parks & Community Services

    Dinuba Community Center
    1390 E Elizabeth Way
    Dinuba, CA 93618
    ph: (559) 591-5940
    fax: (559) 591-xxxx

    Parks & Community Services Director
    Stephanie Hurtado

  • Police Department

    Dinuba Police Department
    680 S Alta Ave
    Dinuba, CA 93618
    ph: (559) 591-5911
    fax: (559) 591-xxxx

    Chief of Police
    Devon Popovich

  • Fire Department

    Dinuba Fire Department
    496 E Tulare S
    Dinuba, CA 93618
    ph: (559) 591-5931
    fax: (559) 591-xxxx

    Fire Chief
    Jordan Webster

  • Human Resources

    City Hall
    405 E. El Monte Way
    Dinuba, CA 93618
    ph: (559) 591-5900
    fax: (559) 591-4246

    HR Director/City Clerk
    Maria Alaniz ext. 108

    Human Resources Technician I
    Alexis Arroyo ext. 126