Zogg Fire Permitting

Demolition Permits

Removal of structures, disconnection, and removal of utilities:

Plumbing:

  • Water line shall be removed back to the point of origin or an approved location, where no damage is verified.
  • Septic plumbing lines shall be removed to the sewage disposal tank or closest cleanout or approved location, where no damage has occurred.

Power:

  • Electrical service panel, subpanels, conduit, and conductors shall be removed to the nearest power pole or an approved location, where no damage has occurred.

Structures:

  • Damaged footings, foundations, and flat work may remain on site when approved by the Building Division.  Prior to any reconstruction on an existing foundation, a State of California Licensed Engineer must provide a letter certifying the structural capacity of the foundation system.  the letter shall accompany the permit application when submitting documents for rebuilding.

Any pool, basement, raised perimeter foundation, or pit will require an approved safety barrier.  If the foundation system is removed, structural fill is required and the owner or contractor will need to obtain compaction testing from a third party testing lab.  In some cases anchor bolts, rebar, or other structural elements may need to be cut off flush to the foundation / slab to make the site safe prior to rebuilding.

Plot Plans:

  • Identify all structures to be removed or undamaged. Label the structure size and their use
  • Identify all utilities (sewage, well, cistern, dams, power, solar, towers, etc..) damaged and undamaged on site
  • Identify protection methods for all drainages, bodies of water including any ponds, creeks, streams and rivers.

OWNER - BUILDER DEMOLITION PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS

CONTRACTOR DEMOLITION PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS

TEMPORARY PERMITS

Temporary Power, RV, and Cargo Containers

The following conditions would apply for the process:

  1. The property contained a legal residence at the time of the fire or disaster; and
  2. the property contained an existing approved and functioning sewage disposal system, or alternate system approved by Shasta County Environmental Health; and
  3. The temporary use and occupancy of the property will be by the owner or occupant of the property at the time of the fire or disaster; and
  4. The occupancy will not result in an imminent health or safety treat; and
  5. The opportunity to occupy the property and rebuild under the temporary regulations shall end on the expiration date unless and extension is granted.

As a part of temporary permit issuance, the property owner agrees to:

  1. Secure all required Shasta County permits for the replacement residence and diligently pursue construction until a certificate of occupancy has been issued; and
  2. The temporary use and occupancy of the RV will be discontinued, removed, or properly stored before the expiration date; and
  3. Any unlawful use or construction established before the fire or disaster will be brought into compliance with the current Shasta County Code requirements; and
  4. All Temporary permits are good for 180 days initially with the possibility of extension with justifiable cause; and
  5. All permits should be applied for concurrently. Temporary power, cargo storage container, and RV can not be issued without an issued demolition permit.  A plot plan of the property and floor plan of the original residence (approximate and hand drawn is acceptable, with all rooms labeled with their use.  This is for the purpose of completing the record of what transpired on the property as well as for when the home is to be rebuilt).

Special considerations:

  1. Resource Management will verify structure records with Cal Fire DINS and Shasta County Assessor's office to verify the destroyed residence and structures.
  2. This may happen after the temporary RV cargo storage container, and power pole permits were issued, as it may take some time after the incident for Cal Fire to produce a report.  If for any reason, the primary structure was not destroyed the temporary permits will be void.
  3. If after 180 days the property owner does not with to rebuild the home, permits for temporary uses will be void.

An extension of time may be granted by the Building Official when the applicant demonstrates:

  1. All permits have been issued and are in good standing; and 
  2. The request for extension is submitted by the owner in writing prior to the expiration date; and
  3. The request for extension includes and explanation, supported by evidence, of the reason(s) why the owner is unable to secure all required permits; and
  4. Will not create or prolong an unsafe, unsanitary, or nuisance condition; and
  5. Is reasonably necessary to allow proper clean up, construction, or installation in compliance with applicable codes; and
  6. The need for the extension is due to circumstance beyond the owner's control.

Plot Plans:

  • Identify all structures to be removed or undamaged. Label the structure size and their use
  • Identify all utilities (sewage, well, cistern, dams, power, solar, towers, etc..) damaged and undamaged on site
  • Identify protection methods for all drainages, bodies of water including any ponds, creeks, streams and rivers.

TEMPORARY PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS