Resource Management

Paul Hellman, Director
Dale J. Fletcher, CBO, Assistant Director

Department of Resource Management Main Lobby

The Department of Resource Management was created in 1992 as a result of the merger of four separate and previously independent departments or divisions. This move was prompted by the Board of Supervisors as both a cost saving measure as well as an effort to add greater efficiencies to the operations of these four units. The net result of the reorganization has been (1) a reduction in the number of permits required for a variety of development projects, (2) an elimination or reduction in the amount of fees associated with the processing of these applications, and (3) significant reductions in the time required to process applications.

Review the Proposed Draft of the 2020-2028 Housing Element

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 the Shasta County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting a resolution to approve the proposed Draft 2020-2028 Housing Element. The meeting will be held in the Shasta County Board Chambers. However, the chambers will not be open to the public. Members of the public have a number of options to participate in the public hearing. For more information: CLICK HERE . You can view the current proposed draft by CLICKING HERE or a physical copy can be requested at the Shasta County Planning Division (8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday) at 1855 Placer Street in Redding. Please call (530) 225-5532 ahead of your visit if you wish to review or obtain a hardcopy. This Housing Element addresses the County’s housing needs, including its Regional Housing Need Allocation, and sets forth a Housing Plan to address those needs. You are encouraged to provide your input prior to July 28, 2020 or during the public hearing time via telephone.
If you would like to provide written comment on the Public Draft, please email Senior Planner, David Schlegel at or if you have questions or would like to obtain a physical copy, please call (530) 225-5532. 


Adopted: Urgency Ordinance - Shasta County Carr Fire Disaster Recovery

Adopted: Ordinance - Regulations for Limited Density Owner-Built Rural Dwellings

Building Permit Application

Owner Builder Form


“BUILD SHASTA” On-Line Building Permit Applications

The Department of Resource Management is now accepting building permit applications with the new “Build Shasta” web portal  The current list of online permit applications is available by viewing this link. Online applications are processed after completeness is verified and then in the order they are received. When an application requires additional information or when the permit is ready for issuance, you will be notified by email. After Department review and notification, you will have access to pay and print your online permit.

Printable permit applications are still available and you may apply in person at the Permit Counter located at 1855 Placer Street Redding.

General building questions and comments may be emailed to:  We “Thank You” for your patience as some responses may take up to 72 hours.

Submission of HERS documents and Virtual Inspections may be emailed to:


California has adopted the new building codes which go into effect January 1, 2020.

To assist Shasta County residents, Resource Management will accept incomplete permit documents December 1st - 31st for review under the current 2016 California Building Codes. Application fees with minimum documents must be processed to receive the 2019 permit number. Incomplete permit applications will automatically expire June 1, 2020. Any application received on or after January 1, 2020 will be subject to the 2019 California Building Codes.

Special Notice: Carr Fire survivors submitting an application under the 1997 California Building Codes pursuant to Shasta County Limited Density Owner-Built Rural Residential Ordinance SCC 2018-03 will have until November 30, 2021 to have the permit issued.


In an effort to process a high-volume of permit applications, the Department of Resource Management is unable to accept paper applications on Wednesdays. The lobby remains open for dispensing general information, issuing permits and accepting revisions with a completed drop off form Building and Planning Drop Off Checklist .


Air Quality, Building, Planning and Environment Health complaints can be submitted on-line at; or delivered in person; or by mail at Resource Management, located at 1855 Placer Street, Redding CA.; or fax (530) 245-6468; or email at Once a complaint is received and recorded, Resource Management will forward the document to the proper enforcement group. 


In order to encourage a variety of housing projects featuring a mixture of housing types affordable to the Very Low, Low, and Moderate income households the County created the Developer Incentive Program-Multiple Family Housing (Program H1-J) in the 2014-2019 Housing Element Update. For eligibility information and a list of incentives click here.

Important Links


Air Quality

Building Division   

Environmental Health

Planning Division

Waste Reduction and Recycling