Contact Information

1855 Placer Street
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 225-5532
within Shasta County:
   (800) 528-2850
Fax: (530) 245-6468

Office Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday

Planning Division

Richard W. Simon, AICP, Director
Kim Hunter, Division Manager

1855 Placer Street, Suite 103
Redding, California 96001
Phone: (530) 225-5532
Fax: (530) 245-6468

The Planning Division serves as the land use information center for the County. The Division functions as a professional staff to the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, and the Airport Land Use Commission. The Division disseminates information to the public regarding potential development areas for residential, commercial, industrial, and resource development and management.


The Division is responsible for the maintenance and implementation of the County General Plan, the County Zoning Plan, and implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Division processes development applications and permit requests for land divisions, use permits, General Plan amendments, zone changes, and variances. It also processes permits and enforces state requirements for the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA). The Division functions as the Census Data Center for the County and disseminates information regarding population, economic, and housing characteristics and trends.


The Mapping Unit provides mapping services to many sectors of County government and other public agencies. The Unit also maintains and implements the County street naming and addressing system and provides address related information for the County's Emergency 911 response program.

General planning questions and comments may be emailed to:  Responses may take up to 72 hours.


In an effort to process a high-volume and backlog of existing applications, the Department of Resource Management will be unable to process or accept new permit application submittals on Wednesdays, until further notice.  During this time, our lobby will remain open on Wednesdays for dispensing general information and issuing of permits only. 


A draft accessory dwelling unit ordinance has been prepared by staff as directed by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors to address accessory dwelling units in Shasta County.  The draft ordinance is proposed to provide more housing options for County residents and for compliance with recent changes to State laws (California Government Code 65852.2.)


The County is in the process of updating the Housing Element of the General Plan.  Below are links to the Public Review Draft of the 2014-2019 Housing Element.      

​​Please submit written comments to the address noted above or by e-mail to Kim Hunter Planning Division Manager at


Zoning Information for Shasta County is available on-line by clicking the following link:


The Shasta County  Board of Supervisors adopted ordinance 16-001 establishing regulations for Medical Marijuana deliveries and cultivation on February 2, 2016.

Medical Marijuana cultivation complaints need to be in writing and delivered to Resource Management, located at 1855 Placer Street, Redding CA. Once the complaint is received and recorded, Resource Management will forward the document to the proper enforcement individuals.

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