Patrick J. Minturn, Director
Department of Public Works
Welcome to the Shasta County Department of Public Works.
To provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective facilities and services to the residents of Shasta County.
The primary function of the Department's 154 employees is to design, construct and maintain county roads and bridges. The County has 1,200 miles of county roads and 400 bridges to maintain. Most engineering work is performed with county staff. Most construction work is contracted out.
Buildings & Grounds
Facilities Management Division is responsible for maintaining approximately 700,000 square feet of county buildings. Additionally, 10 acres of landscaping and grounds is maintained. We are responsible for administering any major capital additions and projects, such as new buildings, throughout the County. The County utilizes consultants for most architectural services. Contract administration is done with county staff.
We administer the Solid Waste Program. This includes administering franchise agreements with two collectors Waste Management, Inc. in the greater Redding area, and Burney Disposal, Inc. in the Intermountain area. We are also responsible for managing the County's septage disposal program. The two series of ponds are located South of Anderson and in the Fall River Mills area. We are also responsible for operations at the West Central Landfill. Operations are currently performed by City of Redding staff under contract with the County. The County is responsible for maintaining the solid waste permit for the landfill and has been responsible for landfill expansions. For information on free hazardous waste and tire disposal events visit the Community Education Section of Resource Management's webpage.
County Service Areas
Public Works presently runs 11 active County Service Areas (CSAs). These are mostly small water and sewer systems. CSA No. 15 is a lighting district which arranges with PG&E to maintain various clusters of street lights scattered across the County. CSA No. 1 is a fire protection district overseen by others.
The Water Agency was formed to develop water supplies in Shasta County. It wholesales 1,022 acre-feet of CVP water to water districts and other parties. The Water Agency acts as staff to the Redding Area Water Council, which has developed the Redding Basin Water Resources Management Plan to ensure adequate water supply in future droughts.
Public Works also manages Fall River Mills Airport, parks in French Gulch and Hat Creek, and Balls Ferry Boat Ramp.
The County Surveyor is responsible for checking, recording and maintaining maps of surveys, subdivisions and jurisdictional boundaries. The County is also involved in assessment districts, and formation and operation of Permanent Road Divisions, which maintain private roads.
Shasta County Department of Public Works utilizes Public Surplus for the sale of surplus vehicles, tools and equipment. Items currently available for auction can be viewed and bid for online at Public Surplus' Website.
For information regarding the following, contact:
Land divisions/restrictions, building
permits, grading permits, septic systems
1855 Placer Street
Redding, CA 96001
Solid Waste Reduction (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, & Buy Recycled)
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Safer Alternatives
Air Quality Awareness -- Exhaust Emission Reduction
Used Motor Oil Recycling
Community Education Section
|Vendor information & applications ||Purchasing Division |
1450 Court Street, Suite 348
Redding, CA 96001
|Redding streets & traffic ||City of Redding |
|Recorded maps ||Assessor - Recorder |
1450 Court Street, Suite 208
Redding, CA 96001
The Department of Public Works' main office is located at 1855 Placer Street, Redding, CA, 96001. The telephone number is (530) 225-5661.
The Facilities Management Division is located at 1958 Placer Street, Redding, CA, 96001. The telephone number is (530) 225-5659.