This page contains applications, process forms, instructions, policies, etc. for the Divisions of the Planning and Building Services Department:

Planning, Building, Environmental Health, Code Enforcement, Surveyor and Surface Mining

Planning Division Processes and Applications

The Department of Planning and Building Services presents applications to multiple bodies including the Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, Architectural Review Committee, and others.  Parcel Map, Subdivision, Rezone, and Use Permit applications are usually subject to  the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and require submittal of an Initial Study Application to begin the environmental review process. Depending on the details of your project proposal, your project may be exempt, or further environmental documents may need to be prepared, and their requisite fees paid. Please consult the attached process forms and applications and call our office to talk to a planner for more information.

Agricultural Exempt Guidelines

Agricultural Land Conservation Guidelines

Building Site Designation Form & Instructions

Certificate of Compliance Process

Certificate of Conditional Use Application

Design Review Process

EIR Process - Updated 2021

Environmental Review Guidelines (Board Resolution 01-043)

Fire Safety Summary of  Standards

Declaration Fire Safety Regulation Building Permit Requirements

Delegation by Fire Warden to Conduct Fire Safety Regulation Inspections

Fire Safe Regulations Exception Process

General Plan Amendment Instructions and Application

General Provisions for Political Campaign Signs

Groundwater Application

Hemp Pre-Application

Indemnification Agreement

Initial Study Application

Interim ADU Policy 

Legal Parcel Determination Policy

Less-Than-Three-Acre Conversion Exemption Memo

Lot Line Adjustment/Merger Process

​Parcel Map Process

Planned Development Application

Preliminary Review Application

Rezone Process

Setback Policy

Site Plan with Example

​Subdivision Process

Tentative Parcel Map Application

Use Permit Process

Well and Onsite Sewage Disposal Process memo 

Zoning Variance Process


Building Division Processes and Applications 

Planning a new project? Get the right answer to your questions by asking the right person.

Use this Checklist as a guideline to contact the various departments that may be involved in your project. 

Building Permit Application Process Guidelines

Building Permit Application      Building Permit Application Fillable

Building Permit Fee Ordinance Adopted September 27, 2022

Building Codes and Design Criteria

  • The Department has a map application to provide ROOF snow load. Ground snow load is not provided. Roof snow load can be converted to ground snow load in accordance with ASCE 7-16 Chapter 7. On a flat roof, roof snow load may be converted to ground snow load by dividing the roof snow load by 0.7. Conversely, ground snow load may be converted to roof snow load by multiplying the ground snow load by 0.7 (again see ASCE 7-16 for specific information). Please visit the map application at the following URL:

Concurrent Processing Request Form

Declaration Fire Safety Regulation Building Permit Requirements

Delegation by Fire Warden to Conduct Fire Safety Regulation Inspections

Demolition Permit Information

Electrical Service Panel Installation

Fire Safety Summary of  Standards

Fire Sprinkler Exemption  Policy (Interim) Applicable for Second Dwelling  Construction

Fire Sprinkler Process (Residential)

Incremental Septic System Service Agreement

Incremental Well Service Agreement

Incremental Electrical Service Agreement

Inspection and Expiration of Building Permits

Insulation Certificate

Lighting Policy

Limited Density Owner-Build Rural Dwelling Application and Affidavit

Manufactured Home on a Foundation Information and Required Documentation Packet

 New House Solar Requirements

Property Owner's Package

Permitting Checklist for Electric Vehicle Service Equipment

Refund Policy Memo

Required Content on Page 1 of Building Plans

Setback Policy

Site Plan with Example

Work that is Exempt from Permit

Application for Building Permit Exemption for Agricultural Building

NOTICE to Contractors, CA Green Building Code, Waste Management Approval, January 27, 2020

NOTICE regarding Submittal of Building Permit Applications Effective January 1, 2020


Code Enforcement Forms

Complaint Form 

Tenant/Landlord Dispute for Rental Housing


Long Valley Groundwater Management District Opening


Lassen County Board of Supervisors are accepting applications from residents of the district within Lassen County for appointment to the Long Valley Groundwater Management District. 

Interested persons should submit their application to the Lassen County Clerk, Located behind the Historic Courthouse at 22o S. Lassen St, Suite 5, Susanville, CA 96130.

See the Lassen County Clerk of the Board Website for application and more information. 



Lassen County Housing Element Update

Contact Information: 

Contact Information

707 Nevada Street Ste 5
96130 Susanville , CA
Mon - Fri:
7:00 am-12:00 pm , 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
Inspection Line
Fax Line
(530) 251-8373