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 Division Code Enforcement Division
- Surface Mining and Reclamation Williamson Act (Land Conservation Act)
- Natural Resources (including groundwater) Environmental Health
Our office located at 707 Nevada Street, Susanville, CA is open to the public.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 7:00am- 12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm
Please see our Applications and Process Forms page for all of our available applications.
The following options are available for submitting applications to the Department:
Building permit application may be submitted 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
Payments are also accepted via credit card payments over the phone
- Building permit applications may be submitted through email to firstname.lastname@example.org Once received, the Building Division will contact the applicant 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 email@example.com 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.
Resolution No. 12-050 --> Resolution of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors Amending the Policies and Procedures for Implementing the California Land Conservation Act of 1965 (Williamson Act) in Lassen County.
Safety Element Update
- See Here for Latest Safety Element Information
Request for Proposals
- RFP to Provide Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Implementation for the County of Lassen and the County of Modoc, Acting as the Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) for the Big Valley Groundwater Basin
- RFP to Provide Geographic Information System Services to Lassen County
Adoption of a Rural-Density Owner-Built Dwelling Ordinance (Lassen County Code Chapter 12.27 et seq)
Assistant Environmental Health Specialist / Environmental Health Specialist I/II
Open until filled. Competitive Salary and Benefit package available.
Please see job announcement HERE
Code Enforcement Officer I/II
Open until filled. Competitive Salary and Benefit Package available.
Please see job announcement HERE
Come join the Lassen County Family today!
We are pleased to announce that the Environmental Health Department is now a Division of the Planning and Building Services Department
For the Environmental Health's website, see HERE.
For further information or if you have any questions, please call (530) 251-8269