Contact Information

1855 Placer Street
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 225-5532
within Shasta County:
   (800) 528-2850
Fax: (530) 245-6468

Office Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday

Planning Division

Richard W. Simon, AICP, Director
Kim Hunter, 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 disseminates information to the public regarding potential development areas for residential, commercial, industrial, and resource development and management. 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:  Responses may take up to 72 hours.


Short-term rentals are a complex topic that raise important questions about balancing housing, quality of life, and economic development in our towns and communities. While vacation rentals and tourism play a large part in the local economy, many residents are concerned about the potential impact of short-term rentals on housing availability and the character of our neighborhoods. 

Shasta County Department of Resource Management is in the early stages of developing an ordinance addressing short-term or vacation rentals and is seeking feedback from county residents and property owners on the various aspects of the short-term rental market. A draft ordinance is anticipated to be complete in January of 2018. Please continue to monitor this site for updated information.


On September 19, 2017, The Board of Supervisors approved Ordinance No. SCC 2017-05, which added section 17.88.132 "Accessory Dwelling Units".


The Shasta Regional Transportation Authority (SRTA) is seeking public input on a plan to improve biking and walking in the Shasta Region. The GoShasta plan will provide a coordinated approach to improving active transportation by reducing barriers for people walking and bicycling, identifiying potential projects, and supporting safe pedestrian and bicycle connections. Find out more about GoShasta and about current and upcoming public input opportunities by visiting


The County is in the process of updating the Housing Element of the General Plan.  Please continue to monitor this site for updated information.


Zoning Information for Shasta County is available on-line by clicking the following link:


Proposed ordinance "Commercial Cannabis Activity" to add section 17.88.325 to the Zoning Plan.

The Shasta County  Board of Supervisors adopted ordinance 16-001 establishing regulations for Medical Marijuana deliveries and cultivation on February 2, 2016.

Medical Marijuana cultivation complaints need to be in writing and delivered to Resource Management, located at 1855 Placer Street, Redding CA. Once the complaint is received and recorded, Resource Management will forward the document to the proper enforcement individuals.


In an effort to process a high-volume and backlog of existing applications, the Department of Resource Management will be unable to process or accept new permit application submittals on Wednesdays, until further notice.  During this time, our lobby will remain open on Wednesdays for dispensing general information and issuing of permits only.

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