Wildfire Recovery & Rebuilding


The purpose of this site is to provide Shasta County and the City of Redding residents with information about rebuilding.

Rebuilding Your Home?

A Community Open House has been scheduled to provide information about the new rebuilding process. Both City and County staff will be available to guide you step by step along the way and answer any questions you may have.

Monday, September 17

5 p.m. at the City Hall Community Room (777 Cypress Ave. - Redding)

City of Redding logo - links to building documents

Rebuilding after the Carr fire in Redding

The City of Redding (scroll down for Shasta County documents) has created new documents for residents needing to rebuild a home destroyed by the Carr Fire.

The Carr Fire Rebuilding Process document explains in detail what to expect and how to proceed with rebuilding your home after fire debris has been removed. In addition to being presented to designers, contractors and builders in the area at an Open House meeting, the process has been vetted by City staff with the goal of creating a rebuild process that is streamlined and hassle-free for residents.

Residential Property Building Codes are upgraded constantly to address current building needs. The document here shows the upgrades that have occurred since 1998.

The Plan Check Submittal is available as well. This document provides a checklist for residents to follow as you proceed through the rebuilding process.

Rebuilding in Shasta County

Shasta County has created new documents for residents needing to rebuild a home destroyed by the Carr Fire.

Shasta County Rebuilding Process provides an overview of the design, plan review & permitting, and construction & inspection phases of the rebuilding process.

Shasta County Carr Fire Plan Check Submittal provides information and checklists regarding design & drawing criteria, submittal plan documentation, and agency contact information. It also provides links to applicable County permit applications and forms.

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Building Department for Redding & Shasta County:

1) https://www.cityofredding.org/departments/development-services/building

2) https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/drm_index/bldg_index.aspx

County Assessor’s dashboard of homes that have been assessed to date:


Shasta County Assessor/Recorder Carr Fire page:


Look up if your home is in the City of Redding or Shasta County unincorporated areas:


Contractors Listed with State Licensing Board (Check if a contractor is licensed):


After A Disaster Guide from Contract’s State License Board:

English: https://srcity.org/DocumentCenter/View/18045/AfterADisasterGuide?bidId=

Spanish: https://srcity.org/DocumentCenter/View/18046/AfterADisasterGuideSpanish?bidId=

Owner-Builder Know your Responsibilities:

English: http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Resources/GuidesAndPublications/OwnerBuildersPamphlet.pdf

Spanish: https://srcity.org/DocumentCenter/View/18047/OwnerBuilder_Spanish?bidId=

10 Tips to Make Sure Your Contractor Measures Up:

English: https://srcity.org/DocumentCenter/View/18049/TenTipsCardEng?bidId=

Spanish: https://srcity.org/DocumentCenter/View/18050/TenTipsCardSpan?bidId=

What You Should Know Before You Hire A Contractor:

English: https://srcity.org/DocumentCenter/View/18051/WYSK-English?bidId=

Spanish: https://srcity.org/DocumentCenter/View/18052/WYSK_Spanish?bidId=

Shasta Builders Exchange – Find a local contractor:


Be Aware of Home Improvement Scams:


BBB – Redding, CA:


File a complaint with BBB:


BBB Scam Tracker & Report a Scam:



If you have any questions that aren't answered on this site, please review the FAQ. If your question hasn't already been asked and answered, submit your question here.

Shasta County and the City of Redding are receiving a high number of questions. We are working around the clock to respond to questions and get services back to normal. During this time we appreciate your patience and understanding if your questions are not immediately answered.