Mission Statement

The mission of the Planning Department is to: Guide land use and development consistent with the General Plan, Building Codes and related regulations, by providing accurate, timely and courteous professional and technical services to our customers, to maintain the County's unique quality of life, protect public safety and the environment and to promote economic vitality for current and future generations.

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What's New & Announcements:


We're currently experiencing a substantial increase in permit applications. As a result, the turnaround times for plan checks and permit reviews are taking longer than usual . We apologize for the inconvenience. Please know we are diligently working to get your plan check and/or permit review completed as quickly as possible so your permit can be issued. You can check on the status of your permit through our online Permit Status link on the Building and Planning Services web pages. If you have any questions, please call our Ombudsman, Katie Rider, at 530-621-5352.

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Costco Fact Sheet (Updated 6/28/2019)

  • On September 25, 2018, the County Board of Supervisors adopted the following Resolutions amending the County's General Plan:  Resolution No. 199-2018 (Land Use Element - Policies and [delete]) and Resolution No. 201-2018 (Transportation and Circulation Element - Policy TC-Xc)

  • On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the County released a Notice of Availability of an Addendum to the Final Program Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the TGPA-ZOU adopted by the Board of Supervisors on December 15, 2015.  This Addendum is available for public and agency review for a 14-day period ending at 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 11, 2018.  For more information, click here.

Need help with a permit or planning issue? Click HERE to contact the Planning and Building Department's Ombudsman.

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