Planning Division

Paul Hellman, Director
Adam Fieseler, 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 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).

General planning questions and comments may be emailed to: resourcemanagement@co.shasta.ca.us  Responses may take up to 72 hours.

The 2020 – 2028 Housing Element Has Been Completed

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 the Shasta County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to approve the 2020-2028 Housing Element. The State Department of Housing and Community Development has certified the 2020 – 2028 Housing Element and the final version can be viewed by CLICKING HERE. 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.
If you have any questions about the ongoing implementation of policies and programs contained within the Housing Element please email Senior Planner, David Schlegel at dschlegel@co.shasta.ca.us or call (530) 225-5532.

CARR FIRE DISASTER RECOVERY ORDINANCES

SHORT-TERM RENTALS

On July 21, 2020, the Shasta County Board of Supervisor’s adopted Ordinance 2020-05 to amend the zoning plan to regulate short-term rentals within the unincorporated area of Shasta County. The ordinance sets forth the requirements of operating a short-term rental as well clearly defining two types, Vacation Rentals and Hosted Homestays. All short-term rentals must apply for the required permit to operate a Vacation Rental or Hosted Homestay on or before November 21, 2020. The links below provide additional information regarding short-term rentals and complying with the ordinance. For additional information please call the Planning Division at (530) 225-5532.

ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS

Adopted September 19, 2017 by the Board of Supervisors. Ordinance 2017-05 added section 17.88.132 "Accessory Dwelling Units". Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are an affordable, versatile and effective option for much needed housing in the state. Often referred to as granny flats, in-law quarters, backyard cottages and secondary units, ADUs are now allowed in all zoning districts where residential uses are allowed by right in the unincorporated County. 

MULTIPLE FAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPER INCENTIVE PROGRAM

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.

ENERGY EFFICIENT HOUSING WEATHERIZATION PROGRAMS

shhiplogoThe Self-Help Home Improvement Project (SHHIP) offers cost free home weatherization programs based on income eligibility. For information on available programs click here. Additional information is also available on the SHHIP website at https://www.shhip.org/.

TIERRA ROBLES ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) - TR1996/Z10-002

FOUNTAIN WIND PROJECT

GENERAL PLAN HOUSING ELEMENT 2014-2019 UPDATE

The 2014-2019 Housing Element was approved by the Board of Supervisors on December 11, 2018 and certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development on December 26, 2018.

PARCEL INFORMATION

General Plan Zoning and other information is available on-line by clicking the following link:

CANNABIS CULTIVATION REGULATIONS

  • Ordinance No. SCC 2019-04 Adopted June 18, 2019 by the Board of Supervisors. Ordinance 2019-04 amended and updated section 17.88.320 regulating personal cannabis cultivation.
  • Ordinance No. SCC 2017-07 Adopted November 14, 2017 by the Board of Supervisors.  Ordinance 2017-07 added section 17.88.325 to the Shasta County Code prohibiting commercial cannabis activity, delivery of cannabis, and temporary events involving the onsite sale or consumption of cannabis in all zones of the unincorporated area. 

Complaints being made regarding cannabis cultivation must be submitted in written form and delivered to the Department of Resource Management.  Once the complaint is received and reviewed, it will be forwarded to the appropriate enforcement entity.

INDUSTRIAL HEMP REGULATIONS

  • The 2-year moratorium prohibiting industrial hemp cultivation within the unincorporated area of Shasta County expired on March 12, 2020. In accordance with direction from the Board of Supervisors, staff prepared a draft ordinance to amend the Shasta County Zoning Plan to regulate industrial hemp cultivation, processing and manufacturing activities. On April 2, 2020, the Planning Commission recommended that the Board enact an ordinance prohibiting industrial hemp cultivation, processing and manufacturing activities. Two alternative draft ordinances, one permitting and the other prohibiting industrial hemp activities, will be considered by the Board following a public hearing on May 5, 2020. The Board report and draft ordinances may be viewed online at https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/bos/meeting-agendas at least five calendar days prior to the public hearing or by calling the Clerk of the Board at (530) 225-5550.

     

LOBBY HOURS FOR NEW PERMIT APPLICATIONS

Until further notice, the Department of Resource Management will be unable to process or accept new permit application submittals on Wednesdays.  Our lobby will remain open on Wednesdays for dispensing general information and issuing of permits only.