Community Development

Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve all persons in a positive and courteous manner and help ensure that the City of Yreka continues to be a healthy, safe, attractive, and enjoyable place to live, work, or visit. We help plan the City's form and character, support community values, preserve the environment, promote the wise use of resources, and protect public health and safety.

Service Philosophy

The City of Yreka Community Development Department staff provides high-quality service when you need it. We will:

  • Give clear, accurate, and prompt answers to your questions
  • Explain how you can achieve your goals under the City's rules
  • Help resolve problems in an open, objective manner
  • Maintain high ethical standards
  • Work to improve our service


The Community Development Department is responsible for planning and zoning, economic development, building, and safety, for the City of Yreka. Our department works to ensure that new construction and additions to existing structures meet the policies and guidelines that have been established for public safety, zoning, and development, as well as current California Building Codes. Community Development also works with various city commissions that help guide and advise the City Council regarding growth in the city. The Community Development Department strives to provide excellent service. Each division follows the core values of the department to achieve maximum customer service success.