Resource Management

Paul Hellman, Director
Adam Fieseler, 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.


“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:


The State of California has adopted the 2019 California Model codes which went into effect January 1, 2020. You can follow this link. 2019 California Building Standards Code.

Special Notice: Carr Fire and Zogg Fire survivors can submit an application under the 1997 California Building Codes pursuant to Shasta County Limited Density Owner-Built Rural Residential Ordinance SCC 2020-07. Special deed restrictions do apply for structures built under this ordinance.



Air Quality, Building, Planning and Environment Health complaints can be submitted by completing the County code Violation Form; please click here to print the form. Completed, signed forms may be delivered in person; by mail to Resource Management, located at 1855 Placer Street, Redding CA 96001; by fax (530) 245-6468;  or emailed at

Complaints can be also submitted on-line at via a public portal. Once a complaint is received, Resource Management will forward the complaint form to the appropriate County division or agency.


All Short-Term Rental Complaints in the unincorporated area of Shasta County must be made using the 24/7 hotline (530) 232-4345 or on the Short-Term Rental Tips website.


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