Resource Management

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

Paul Hellman, 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.

Ordinances - Shasta County Carr Fire Disaster Recovery

Proposed Zoning Amendment Ordinance


Shasta County Department of Resource Management is in the process of developing an ordinance addressing short-term rental uses. 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. 


  •  Ordinance No. SCC 2017-05, 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. 



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

Shasta County 2014-2019 Housing Element Update Proposed Rezone Program

Environmental Assessments


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


  • Ordinance 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.  Also repealed section 17.88.315 “Medical Cannabis Deliveries.”
  • Ordinance 2016-01 Adopted February 2, 2016 by the Board of Supervisors.  Ordinance 2016-01 added section 17.88.315 “Medical Cannabis Deliveries” to the Shasta County Code (repealed by Ordinance 2017-07) and amended subsection (D) of section 17.88.320 allowing limited cultivation only with the issuance of a zoning permit.
  • Ordinance 2014-02 Adopted January 28, 2014 by the Board of Supervisors.  Ordinance 2014-02 amended section 17.88.320 of the Shasta County Code  establishing updated restrictions for limited medical marijuana cultivation.  Also amended section 17.88.140 Residential Accessory Buildings.

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.


  • Ordinance No. 740 Adopted April 24, 2018 by the Board of Supervisors. Urgency Ordinance of the County of Shasta extending Urgency Ordinance No. 739 and imposing a temporary moratorium on the cultivation of industrial hemp within the unincorporated areas of the County of Shasta.


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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