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.  We apologize for any inconvenience during this time.


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, a copy of the earlier 2009-2014 Housing Element, and a copy of the staff report for the Planning Commission public workshop on the Draft Housing Element that was held on May 11, 2017.     

​​The public review period for the Draft 2014-2019 Housing Element update is May 3 - June 2, 2017.  Please submit written comments to the address noted above or by e-mail to Kim Hunter at

On-Line Zoning Information

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


NOTICE 11/16/2012:  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.

Ordinance 16-001 - Medical Marijuana Delivery and Cultivation

2014 Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance SCC 2014-02

Medical Marijuana Cultivation Frequently Asked Questions - 2014

Property Owner Acknowledgement For Medicinal Marijuana Cultivation
Shasta County Development Standards Manual

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