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Land Development and Engineering Design Standards
The purpose of these Land Development Standards is to provide
standards of design, construction methods, kind and use of
materials in the implementation of facilities within and
adjacent to certain types of development projects permitted by
Tehama County and to determine operational procedures in the
preparation and review of plans, affected permit applications,
tentative maps, final maps and parcel maps.
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Public Works & County Surveyor Fee and Deposit Schedule
Current Public Works & County Surveyor fee and deposit schedule
effective April 2016.
General Soil Map
Soils of the floodplains and terraces within Tehama County.
Land Development and Engineering Design Standards By
Table of Contents
- Development Policies
The Regulations, Standards and Procedures provided herein shall
be construed to be the minimum necessary to promote and protect
the public health, safety and general welfare, and they may be
made more restrictive by the approving authority in cases where
the approving authority finds such action is deemed necessary to
protect the public interest and to ensure sound planning
standards or, on the advice of the County Engineer, to ensure
sound engineering standards.
- Road Policies and Drainage Design Standards
The policies and standards established by this chapter are not a
limitation upon the powers of an approving authority to protect
public health and safety and to ensure consistency between
projects subject to these policies and standards, the General
Plan, all other applicable laws, policies and standards of
Tehama County, and all applicable state and federal laws.
- Mapping and Surveying
All final maps, parcel maps, and record of surveys shall conform
to the requirements set forth in this chapter, unless provided
for in the current Subdivision Map Act and Land Surveyors Act.
See Chapter 8 for submittal requirements and standard documents.
- Grading and Erosion Control
The purpose of this chapter is to promote and protect the public
safety, convenience, comfort, prosperity, protection of water
quality, environmental health and watershed functions, general
welfare and the county's natural resources by establishing
minimum requirements for grading, excavating, and filling in
Control erosion and sedimentation and prevent damage to
off-site property and streams, water-courses, and aquatic
Avoid creation of unstable slopes or filled areas
Prevent impairment or destruction of potential leach fields
for sewage disposal systems
Regulate de facto development caused by uncontrolled grading
- Sewage Disposal Standards
In addition to the provisions of the Tehama County Ordinance
Code regulating sewage disposal, the following regulations and
standards apply to all individual sewage disposal, sewage
disposal systems, and sewage disposal operations over which the
Tehama County Director of Environmental Health has jurisdiction.
- Fire Safety Standards
This chapterís release is pending approval of a new County
Ordinance and will be published at a later date pending Board of
- Sanitary Sewer and Water System Standards
Water systems shall meet the following design requirements
except where specifically approved by the Department of Public
Works. All construction shall conform to latest edition of
Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction (SS),
unless modified herein and shall conform to Title 22, State of
California Water Works Standards.
- Checklists and Sample Documents
- Standard Drawings
- Drainage Design Tables and Charts