Tehama County Public Works

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Tehama County Public Works

James Simon
Director of Public Works
(530) 385-1462


Office Hours

Field Operations


Monday - Friday

Monday - Thursday

  8:00am - 5:00pm 6:30am - 5:00pm  
  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm





The Jellys Ferry Bridge is now OPEN with load limit beginning Tuesday June 16, 2020.

Crews have replaced the wooden deck of the Existing Jelly’s Ferry Bridge. This repair is to temporarily allow the public to resume access through the work site. Please note that the deck is one lane wide, and that the previous weight limits for the bridge are still in place. The limits are as follows:

11 Ton Trucks

18 Ton Semi-Trailer Combination

22 Ton Truck and Full Trailer

Alternating directions of traffic are controlled with temporary traffic signals. The bridge will be closed on August 4th and 5th from 9:00am-4:00pm for inspection. The bridge may also be closed for a period of time on August 6th if necessary to complete the inspection. As this is an active construction zone, motorist are advised to observe speed reductions and be observant of construction activities. Short delays may be experienced at various times due to construction activities.



In response to COVID-19

Effective March 20, 2020

Tehama County Public Works is currently closed for walk-in services until further notice.

In an effort to continue to provide services where possible, you can reach us by phone at (530) 385-1462, via email at kpike@tcpw.ca.gov or by fax at (530) 385-1189.

Thank you for your understanding.


To provide high quality services, products and protection of County infrastructure through design, construction and maintenance in an efficient, effective and safe manner for the people of Tehama County.

We are a proactive and fully capable, cooperative team which meets all the planning, engineering, operating, maintenance and administrative needs of Tehama County Public Works in a highly competent manner, maintaining a positive work environment where individuals have opportunities for self improvement and are recognized for their achievements and contributions on behalf of the people of Tehama County.


Design and Implementation of an Integrated Public Safety Communication System for the Tehama Rural Area eXpress (TRAX) RFP
The County of Tehama intends to improve the existing mobile radio trunked communications system for the TRAX program and requires a CONSULTANT to develop, review, evaluate, and provide recommendations to manage radio systems and wireless broadband implementations and assist with overall project management. Execution of radio/wireless consulting tasks requiring knowledge and application of industry technical standards, uniform techniques, procedures, and criteria, perform onsite surveys of existing systems and organizations with an emphasis on data-gathering and potential system improvement. CONSULTANT will prepare technical reports, present findings and make recommendations to COUNTY staff. The CONSULTANT will review the design for radio systems and wireless broadband network architecture, assist with the specifications and design of radio systems including dispatch and remote communications facilities. CONSULTANT will develop and/or write applicable Statement of Work (SOW) sections, share technical knowledge and expertise with COUNTY staff.


2016 Local Streets & Roads Assessment - Final Report
The first comprehensive statewide study of California’s local street and road system in 2008 provided critical analysis and information on the local transportation network’s condition and funding needs. Conducted biennially, the needs assessment provides another look at this vital component of the state’s transportation system and once again finds a significant funding shortfall. Click to continue reading...

Statewide Emergency Water Conservation Regulations - Adopted May 18, 2016
The State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) shall, as soon as practicable, adjust emergency water conservation regulations through the end of January 2017 in recognition of the differing water supply conditions across the state. To prepare for the possibility of another dry winter, the Water Board shall also develop, by January 2017, a proposal to achieve a mandatory reduction in potable urban water usage that builds off of the mandatory 25% reduction called for in Executive Order B-29-15 and lessons learned through 2016. Click to continue reading...

Public Notice - Updating the ADA Transition Plan and Self-Evaluation
The County of Tehama, in keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the community, is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan and self-evaluation. The accessibility plan provides a comprehensive plan for access for individuals with disabilities to County facilities, parks, programs, services, activities and events. Click to continue reading...

2018 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update - Volume 1 & Volume 2
Tehama County prepared this hazard mitigation plan to guide County and City Officials to protect the people and property of the County from the effects of natural disasters and hazard events. This plan demonstrates Tehama County's commitment to reducing risks from hazards through mitigation and serves as a tool to direct County resources to achieve optimum results with available administrative, technical and financial resources. Click to continue reading Volume 1 or Volume 2. Additional information on the 2018 update process can be found at http://mitigatehazards.com/tehama-hmp

2012 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Volume 1 and Volume 2
The Tehama County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) will identify all natural hazards within Tehama County and will outline the history, vulnerability, and future damage potential for each hazard. The plan's goal is to identify mitigation projects that will reduce the vulnerability and damage potential of each hazard. The plan will address earthquake, wildfire, flood, severe weather/storm (40+ mph sustained winds and/or significant snow or rain), landslide, avalanche, drought, volcano/lahar/ash fall, and dam failure hazards. Click to continue reading HMP Volume 1 or HMP Volume 2...


Tehama County Sanitation District No. 1

2019 Wastewater Master Plan - September 2019
Development of this 2019 Wastewater Master Plan (WWMP) consisted of an engineering analysis of the Tehama County (County) Sanitation District No. 1 (District or Mineral) wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and what effects current and future wastewater flow conditions have on each of these components. The wastewater collection system was analyzed using the Innovyze® InfoSewer computer program for wastewater flow determination and pipeline sizing. Analysis of the collection system and WWTP was accomplished with the assistance and review of District staff. Click to continue reading...

2019 Wastewater Collection and Treatment Improvement Project Report
Mineral is a Census Designated Place (CDP) located approximately 40 miles northeast of Red Bluff in Tehama County, California. Tehama County Sanitation District No. 1 (District) is owned and operated by Tehama County Department of Public Works (County) and provides sewer collection and treatment services to Mineral. The Mineral Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located on the south side of Highway 36 about one mile west of Mineral as shown in Figure 1. The WWTP operates under Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) Order No. R5-2015-0073 (NPDES NO. CA0084069), which was adopted by the California Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB) on June 5, 2015. Click to continue reading...

2019 Wastewater Rate Study
As part of the 2019 Wastewater Master Plan (WWMP), PACE Engineering, Inc. was retained by the County to review current wastewater service charges and recommend feasible rate increases that cover the costs of operating and maintaining the wastewater system. This included most improvements recommended in the immediate and near terms of the capital improvement plan (CIP) included in the 20-year WWMP. Click to continue reading...



Updated: Thursday November 12, 2020