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.

News & Announcements

Public Review Draft of Oroville Urban Greening Plan Released

The Public Review Draft Oroville Urban Greening Plan has been released. The public is invited to review the draft plan and provide comments to be addressed/ included in the final document.  Follow this link to download the Draft Oroville Urban Greening Plan.


In collaboration with the City of Oroville (City), Feather River Recreation and Park District (FRRPD) and in coordination with other local agencies, Butte County is completing a Master Greening Plan to serve as the master document guiding and coordinating greening projects in the Oroville urban area. The Plan will cross City, County and FRRPD jurisdictional boundaries, and will be consistent with the state’s strategic growth goals of increasing forest canopy, reducing stormwater runoff, improving air and water quality, conserving energy, providing open space, and achieving long-term community sustainability.  If you have any questions, please contact Principal Planner Claudia Stuart via email or by phone at 530.538.7604. 

Friday, July 17, 2015 /Number of views (43) /Categories: News & Announcements
PowerButte Solar Energy Survey

PowerButte Solar Energy Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2015 – 11:55 a.m.
Contact: Dan Breedon, 530.538.7629
@County of Butte |

Butte County is seeking input from the public to develop new zoning regulations that would streamline utility-scale solar installations, comprised of solar facilities from tens to potentially hundreds of acres in size, in Butte County, while protecting our County’s valuable natural resources, agricultural land and aesthetic resources. The County wants to know what issues, opportunities, and potential impacts you think are most important about solar energy development and how Butte County can become a place for clean energy. 

Members of the public can answer one, some, or all of the questions in the online survey, which will take about 5-minutes to complete. This survey may be accessed by visiting or the website. Your voice matters! The survey results will be compiled by county staff and reviewed by Butte County decision makers as the PowerButte Solar Zone project continues forward.

Thursday, July 02, 2015 /Number of views (79) /Categories: News & Announcements

Power Butte Solar Overlay Zone Public Workshops Scheduled

Workshops set for June 10, 2015 in Oroville and June 11, 2015 in Chico.

Development Services has set two upcoming public workshops for the Power Butte Solar Overlay Zone program.  Power Butte is a Butte County initiative meant to encourage renewable energy and to support the County’s General Plan and Climate Action Plan.  The purpose of the public workshops are to initiate a community discussion about the future of large scale solar energy development in the unincorporated area of Butte County, and to introduce the Power Butte Solar Energy Overlay Zone program.

Two workshops are scheduled in Oroville and Chico as follows:

June 10, 2015, 5:30 PM
Southside Community Center
2959 Lower Wyandotte Road

June 11, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lakeside Pavilion
2565 California Park Drive

Monday, June 01, 2015 /Number of views (321) /Categories: News & Announcements

State Fire Marshal Approved Materials

State Fire Marshal Approved Materials

If you live in a State Responsibility Area (SRA) for Fire – you must utilize approved fire-resistant constructiomarn materials/products.  You may contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal (not our local Cal Fire) to obtain their listings of approved materials/products. 

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 /Number of views (630) /Categories: News & Announcements

Effective February 1st Inspections in the Forest Ranch Area

Will be completed on Tuesdays and Thursdays Only.

Change in Inspection Schedule for Forest Ranch – Effective February 1, 2015.

Due to the large geographic area of Butte County, and resources available to provide inspections – inspections for the following communities are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  As of February 1, 2015  FOREST RANCH inspections will be performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 /Number of views (1351) /Categories: News & Announcements