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


December 9, 2022

Butte County Resolution No. 22-157 goes into effect January 1st, 2023 and will result in a 3.36% fee increase for Development Services.  Please click here to view the updated fees.  Additionally, the 2019 Code Cycle ENDS on December 30th at 4pm.  All permit applications submit for review AFTER this date and time, will be reviewed under the new 2022 Building Standards Codes.  Additionally, our servers will be undergoing maintenance on Saturday December 31st, 2022 through Sunday January 1st, 2023.

March 7, 2022

The allowance for transitory or dry camping under the Chapter 53 Camp Fire Recovery Urgency Ordinance will be discontinued on March 31, 2022.  All Temporary housing options allowed under the Camp Fire must be furnished with full utility hook-ups after this date.  Transitory camping under the Chapter 54 North Complex Fire Urgency Ordinance will continue to be allowed until December 31, 2023.

February 11, 2022

The Upper Ridge Community Plan was reviewed at a public hearing by the Planning Commission on January 27, 2022.  At that hearing, the Planning Commission adopted a Resolution recommending that the Board of Supervisors accept the Upper Ridge Community Plan and that plan adoption take place upon completion of environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  For the latest information, please visit the project webpage (Here).



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.

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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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