Planning Commission


If you require assistance regarding the Planning Commission please contact:

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Commissioner Bill Moule - District 1

Commissioner Noel Bookout - District 2

Commissioner Gary Durden - District 3

Commissioner Sherman Lee - District 4

Commissioner Ian Turnbull - District 5



444 Oak Street - Room I

Red Bluff, CA 96080



Direct Line: (530) 527-2200

Fax: (530) 527-2655



Office Hours - 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Monday through Friday

Planning Dept. Staff



Direct Line: (530) 527-2200

        KRISTEN MAZE       Director of Planning

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Planner I

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Administrative Secretary III

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Abandoned Vehicle Abatement


The Tehama County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program (TCAVA) is a voluntary abatement program which allows the free removal of up to four abandoned or non-operational vehicles or vehicle parts (excluding tires) from your property within the Unincorporated Tehama County.

A Resolution was approved in 2004 to establish this program.  The TCAVA Program receives funds derived from a one dollar ($1.00) vehicle registration fee imposed upon vehicles registered to an owner with an address in Tehama County.  Such funds may be used for abatement, removal, and disposal of any abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative vehicle or parts from private or public property in accordance with the TCAVASA Plan.

Once a request form is filled out the Code Enforcement Officer visits the site and runs the vehicle's VIN# and License Numbers through the DMV database, once the vehicle is cleared, photos are taken of the vehicle inside and out.  The Environmental Health Department will contact the tow company and make arrangements for them to have the vehicle(s) towed away.  All we ask is that the tow company have easy access to the vehicle(s) or parts.



"Definition of "Abandoned Vehicles":

Abandoned vehicle is considered to be "abandoned" if it is left on a highway, public property, or private property in such inoperable or neglected condition that the owner's intent to relinquish all future rights or interest in it may be reasonably concluded.  In reaching a reasonable conclusion, one must consider the amount of time the vehicle has not been moved, it's condition, statements from the owner and witnesses, etc."

Vehicles not authorized to be removed under this program include:


  • Boats/Watercraft (unless on a trailer)
  • "Coaches" (over 8 ft. wide or 40 ft. long)
  • Mobile Homes/Park Models (larger than 8 ft. wide or longer than 40 ft.)
  • Cab-Over Campers/Camper Shells (unless they are attached to a vehicle  which qualifies for the program)
  • ATV/Quads/Mopeds & Scooters
  • Aircraft





























Zoning Information

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Property zoning information such as permitted uses, uses requiring a use permit, setbacks, minimum lot sizes, building heights, or parking requirements can be obtained by:







  • Calling the Planning Department Line at (530) 527-2200. Please be ready to provide a property address or an APN.




  •  Visit the Planning Department Counter at 444 Oak Street, Room I, Courthouse Annex, Room I, Red Bluff, CA 96080.   Counter hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.





Tehama County Municipal Code




Tehama Local Agency Formation Commission





LAFCO is responsible in overseeing boundary changes to cities and special districts, the formation of new agencies, preparing sphere of influences for each city and special district, municipal service reviews, and the consolidation of existing agencies. The goals of the agency are to ensure the orderly formation of local agencies, protection of open spaces and agricultural lands, and to discourage urban sprawl.  




The end of World War II saw California experiencing a tremendous population increase, which resulted in the sporadic formation of cities and special service districts. The results of this development boom became evident as more of California's agricultural land was converted to urban uses. Premature and unplanned development created inefficient, expensive systems of delivering public services using various small units of local government. Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr. responded to this problem in 1959 by appointing the Commission on Metropolitan Area Problems. The Commission's charge was to study and make recommendations on the "misuse of land resources" and the growing complexity of overlapping, local governmental jurisdictions. The Commission's recommendations on local governmental reorganization were introduced in the Legislature in 1963, resulting in the creation of Local Agency Formation Commissions or "LAFCOs", operating in each county except San Francisco.


If you require assistance regarding LAFCO please contact staff:


Kristen Maze, Executive Officer (530) 527-2200


444 Oak Street, Room I
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Direct line: (530) 527-2200


Office hours: - 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday