Shelter Cove is an unincorporated residential resort community located in Humboldt County on the Lost Coast of California.
Resort Improvement District #1 (The District) is a special-purpose district established in 1965 pursuant to the State of California Public Resource Code Section §13000-13233. The District was formed for the purpose of installing and maintaining facilities that provide electric, water and sewer services for the Shelter Cove Sea Park Subdivision. The District also manages the greenbelt areas within the development, the day use airport and the Shelter Cove Volunteer Fire Department.
The District is governed by a five member board of directors elected to four year terms by the residents of Shelter Cove. Regular board meetings are held every third Thursday at 9:00 AM in the Fire Station meeting hall.
Humboldt County Planning Division and Building Division are responsible for regulating development in Shelter Cove. They issue all building permits and enforce code compliance. TEL: (707) 445-7541 FAX: (707) 445-7446
Humboldt County Public Works (707-445-7421) maintains all roads and drainage systems within Shelter Cove. You can report road and drainage problems to the Garberville Maintenance Station by calling: 707-923-3518.
Humboldt Bay Harbor and Recreation District maintains the Shelter Cove harbor, breakwater jetty, boat launch and fish cleaning station.
Garberville Sub Station: 923-2761
For Non-Emergency Calls After Hours 445-7251 Emergency Calls Only: 911
CHP Redway Office: 923-2155
Verizon provides phone service in Shelter Cove.