The Department is comprised of the following Divisions and/or functions:
Planning Division Building Division
Surveyor Division Code Enforcement Division
Surface Mining and Reclamation Williamson Act (Land Conservation Act)
Natural Resources (including groundwater)
We are OPEN!
Our office located at 707 Nevada Street, Susanville, CA is open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking our visitors to:
Please wear a face covering when entering our building.
Please use Social Distancing when entering our lobby; there are decals on the floor to help maintain 6ft distance.
Use the provided hand sanitizer is available at the counter.
If you prefer, our department also has a drop box in the downstairs vestibule that is available for use.
Staff can also be reached by phone and the following options continue to be available for submitting applications to the Department:
Print the building permit application, complete the form, and submit it through the mail with payment included in the form of a check to the following address:
Planning and Building Services Department, 707 Nevada Street, Suite 5, Susanville, CA 96130
- There is also a drop box located in the vestibule (between the two glass doors when entering the building from Nevada Street) at the above address. Applications that include a check for the appropriate amount can be deposited in said drop box.
- Print the building permit application , complete the form, submit it through the mail, and wait for the Building Division to call and take credit card payment over the phone. Please indicate that you intend to submit payment by credit card.
- Print the building permit application, complete the form, scan it, submit it through email to email@example.com, and wait for the Building Division to call and take credit card payment over the phone.
We encourage you to call this Department at (530) 251-8269 or contact the Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding our permit application process. Planning application forms 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). **
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.
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.
The August 26, 2020, special meeting of the Big Valley Groundwater Basin Advisory Committee has been canceled due to the recent wildfires that are affecting many areas of Lassen and Modoc Counties. Information about rescheduling this meeting to be announced. Any questions please call Lassen County Planning and Building Services, 530-251-8269.