Incorporated in the fall of 1887, Redding, was originally a trade route connecting California’s Central Valley and the Pacific Northwest. Now the county seat of Shasta County, Redding is located along Interstate 5 and the Sacramento River. With a diverse population of just under 92,000 residents, Redding is the fourth largest city in the Shasta Cascade region.
The city of Redding has numerous notable attractions, including the iconic Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, the largest sundial on Earth, which serves as a pedestrian bridge over the Sacramento River. The San Francisco Chronicle has described Redding as the “Gem of the U.S. Trail System,” a title that goes hand in hand with its 300-plus days of sunshine. Indeed, Redding has more sunshine each year than every other city in America save for Yuma, Arizona. A great place to camp and hike, Redding boasts more than 600 square miles of state and national parks and forests open to the public.
Due to a bevy of natural resources, Redding is home to several recreational startups and manufacturers such as Sea Breacher, Jetovator, Skyway Wheels and The Fly Shop. Redding also offers a wide variety of annual events that consistently garner the interest of its citizens, including the Market Street Faire, the Sundial Film Festival and Kool April Nites, among countless others.
The Shasta County Courthouse is located at 1500 Court Street in Redding, California, and clerks are available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.