Development Services

If you are looking to create jobs, talk with us. We process Building Permits including Plan Review, Inspections and coordination with other agencies to issue Permits. We process Development Applications including environmental review, provide zoning information and support long-range planning through the County’s General Plan. Code Enforcement responds to Building, Land Use, Abandoned Vehicles, Noise, Nuisance Abatement and the County’s Restrictions on Cultivation of Medical Marijuana Ordinance complaints.



BY PHONE: 530.552.3700



The Department of Development Services

New eTRAKiT Link:

North Complex Fire Recovery Information

Camp Fire Recovery Information


May 20, 2021
Butte College Construction Skills Basics  will be offered 3 times this summer at the Butte College Main Campus in Oroville. / 530-895-2551 (Flyer)

December 28, 2020
Fee Schedule Update.  3.1% CPI Increase goes into effect 1/11/2021 (Click for Board Resolution)

June 26, 2020
NOW HIRING!  See list of Development Services recruitments.

January 27, 2020
Permit Center opens in the Building Resiliency Center located at 6295 Skyway in Paradise

December 11, 2019
Building Stakeholder's Meeting

October 4, 2019
Building Stakeholder's Meeting

August 31, 2019
New Fee Schedule implementation set for October 28, 2019

August 30, 2019
Builders & Building Officials Forum

August 15, 2019
Building Stakeholder's Meeting

May 30th & 31st 2019
Building & Safety Month Customer Appreciation Event

May 7, 2019
Builders & Building Officials Forum

March 26, 2019
Board of Supervisors approves Short Term Rental Ordinance

August 15, 2018
Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Strategy Wins APA California Planning Award

August 9, 2018
In the News - A nice article about Butte County's Award Winning Sustainable Ag Lands Conservation Program

August 8, 2018
Butte County has been awarded the 2018 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award of Excellence by the American Planning Association California Chapter for the Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Strategy.


The Planning Division coordinates review of development projects; develops and implements the Butte County General Plan and other advance planning programs; and provides information to assist in the orderly growth and development of the County.


The Building Division administers State and County building codes and ordinances to ensure buildings are safe for occupancy. This is accomplished through the permitting, plan review and inspection process.

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division is concerned with complaints pertaining to Planning and Building codes and ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Butte County.

Online Permit Center

The Online Permit Center allows licensed contractors and home owners to apply for and receive building permits over the internet. It allows applicants to follow the status of their permit application and request inspections. Additionally, it allows the public to review permits and property information.

View the Online Permit Center.

Economic Development Assistance Committee (EDAC)

EDAC has been created for new and existing businesses to discuss plans to develop new business or to expand or retain their existing operations in Butte County, with all County departments at one time.

  • Public Works Assistant Director, Radley Ott
  • Environmental Health Program Manager, Nikolay Ostrovskiy

Learn more about EDAC Meetings.

Apply for Permit  Schedule Inspection  Parcel Lookup

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Development Services

Phone: 530.552.3700
Fax: 530.538.7785

Building - 530.552.3700
Planning - 530.552.3701
Code Enforcement - 530.552.3702
Building Inspection IVR - 530.538.4365

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 Locations & Hours

Development Services

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Mon - 8am to 4pm
Tues - 8am to 4pm
Wed - 8am to 3pm
Thur - 8am to 4pm
Fri - 8am to 4pm

Excludes Holidays

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