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Building a Brighter Community One Plan at a Time

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

The Department is responsible for the maintenance and implementation of the County General Plan, the County Zone Plan, and implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Department processes development applications and permit requests for land divisions, use permits, variance and General Plan and Zone amendments. We also processes permits and enforces state requirements for the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA). The Department functions as the Census Data Center for the County and disseminates information regarding population, economic, and housing characteristics and trends.

The Planning Department values your comments, suggestions and opinions.  Please email the department with your comments, questions, or suggestions. You may also call or visit our office.


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    Tehama County Planning Department

    meet the Planning Director

    Scot Timboe, Interim Director of Planning

    444 Oak Street – Room I
    Red Bluff, CA 96080

    (530) 527-2200
    Fax (530) 527-2655


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


    Department Staff


    Contact Phone Area of Responsibility
    Scot Timboe (530) 527-2200 x244 Planner IV
    Jessica Martinez (530) 527-2200 x246 Planner I
    Melinda Touvell (530) 527-2200 x Administrative Secretary III
    Christina Nunez (530) 527-2200 x247 Planning Technician I


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