The City of Tehama provides both current and long-range planning. The City reviews all land use proposals (e.g., administrative permits, use permits, parcel maps, subdivision maps, property line adjustments, variances, design review, etc.) and ensures compliance with state and local regulations, including, but not limited to, the City’s General Plan, including the Housing Element, and Zoning Code, the California Subdivision Map Act, and California Environmental Quality Act.


The City’s General Plan provides a blueprint for long term growth and developing within the City. The General Plan includes elements focused on land use, circulation, housing, safety, open space, and resources.  The City’s General Plan may be accessed soon.


Zoning regulates land uses within the City. Each parcel in the City is assigned to a zone district which describes allowable land uses within that zone, land use permit requirements, and site development standards pertaining to setbacks, maximum structural height, landscaping, lighting, parking and signs.

The City’s Zoning Code, Title 17 of the Tehama Municipal Code, can be viewed on-line.