Planning and Building Services is a multi-disciplinary department providing a range of planning and development services to citizens, appointed boards, and commissions. Our Department ensures that all development is consistent with State Law, Building Codes, the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and Development Code. We work together to protect life and property, while improving quality of life and the environment.

ATTENTION!

Our office located at 707 Nevada Street is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 and the Governor's orders regarding social distancing. Staff are available by phone, and we continue to process applications (building permits and other entitlements) under a modified intake protocol. As of 3/20/2020, the following options are available for submitting applications to the Department:

  • Print the building permit application available at the bottom of this page (see attachments below), complete the form, and submit it through the mail with payment included in the form of a check.

  • Print the building permit application available at the bottom of this page (see attachments below), complete the form, submit it through the mail, and wait for the Building Division to call and take credit card payment over the phone.

  • Print the building permit application available at the bottom of this page (see attachments below), complete the form, scan it, submit it through email to landuse@co.lassen.ca.us, and wait for the Building Division to call and take credit card payment over the phone.

We are working on other options for permit application processing, so please check back to this website if the options currently available do not work for you. We encourage you to call if you have any questions regarding our current permit application process. It is recommended that you call this Department at (530) 251-8269 or contact the Department by email at landuse@co.lassen.ca.us prior to the submittal of any planning application. Planning applications can be mailed or emailed upon request.

  • Please note that some planning applications also have fees payable to the Environmental Health Department (codified at Lassen County Code section 3.18.120). These fees are in addition to the application fees payable to this Department. This Department collects any applicable fees payable to the Environmental Health Department at the same time fees are collected for this Department (fees can be combined into one check if desired). 

 

Our Vision

We are a public service organization that puts customer service first; provides a dynamic growth-oriented work place; and contributes through creative and motivated professionals toward shaping Lassen County as a community of choice.

Our Mission

To provide technical expertise and exceptional service to citizens, government and business, applying a common sense approach, in a professional, timely and cost efficient manner.

 

Welcome to the Lassen County Planning and Building Services Department webpage

This site has been developed to provide information regarding land use and development requirements administered by the Department in the unincorporated area of Lassen County

Planning and Building Services is a multi-disciplinary department providing a range of planning and development services to citizens, appointed boards, and commissions.  Our Department ensures that all development is consistent with State Law, Building Codes, the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and Development Code. We work together to protect life and property, while improving quality of life and the environment.  

The Planning and Building Services Department serves as the land use information center for the County. For general information and Zoning requests please contact our office.  The Department functions as a professional staff to the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, and the Airport Land Use Commission and serves on a variety of Committees. The Department disseminates information to the public regarding potential development areas for residential, commercial, industrial, and resource development and management.

Our priority is to provide efficient and effective services to those we serve, citizens, business and property owners, visitors, and stakeholders. 

The Department is comprised of the following Divisions and/or functions:

Planning Division

Building Division

Surveyor’s Office

Code Enforcement Division

Surface Mining and Reclamation

Williamson Act (Land Conservation Act)

Natural Resources (including groundwater)