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Fortune Telling

Planning Division

Fortune Telling requires Planning Commission approval. Please contact the Planning Division at (209) 668-5640 for more information.

Uniform Application
Conditional Use Permits

Police Department

If you are interested in obtaining a fortune telling permit, you must complete an application and submit it to the Records Unit in person. The Records Unit is located in the lobby of the Turlock Police Department at 244 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA. 95380. The application can be downloaded below.


You may be required to submit your fingerprints to DOJ and FBI as part of the permitting process. The Turlock Police Department offers live scan fingerprinting service. An additional fee will be required for fingerprinting submissions. Once the Turlock Police Department receives your criminal history report from DOJ and/or FBI your application package will be routed to the Professional Standards Unit for processing. The Professional Standards Unit will conduct a background investigation and make a determination. Upon successful completion of the background investigation a permit may be issued.

Fingerprinting (Live Scan)

Valid Period

These permits are valid for 6 months, and require renewals every 6 months. Live scan is only required on new applicants only.


A non-refundable processing fee for the permit must be paid at the time you submit your permit application.

New applicants: $305.00, Renewal: $100.00

Live scan: $32.00

Turlock Police Department fee: $10.00


Fortune Telling Permit Application

For questions regarding the permits issued by the Professional Standards Unit or to check on the status of a permit application submitted, please contact:

Turlock Police Department
Sgt Michael Parmley
244 N Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 664-7345

For more information or questions about starting or running a fortune telling business, please contact:

Planning Division
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 120
Turlock, CA 95380-5456
(209) 668-5640
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

Effective June 8, 2020, and continuing until further notice, Development Services (Building, Engineering, Planning and Transit Divisions) will provide limited customer service hours (Monday-Friday, 1pm-5pm) as part of a transition from COVID-19 restrictions. Customers are encouraged to use website resources and phone calls whenever possible to limit physical contact. When an in-person visit is necessary, scheduling an appointment is strongly recommended.

For questions about a business license for your fortune telling business, please contact:

Accounts Receivable
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 114
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5570
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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