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

Ordinance No. 4110 (T25) - Effective May 12, 2016

Standards for Limited Density Owner-Built Rural Dwellings with Findings (T25)


Please contact Nancy Springer, Building Division Manager for additional information or questions.


Friday, April 15, 2016 /Number of views (599) /Categories: News & Announcements

Seeking Board Members

Seeking Board Members for the Local Appeals Board and Disabled Access Board

Seeking Board Members

    1. to serve on "Local Appeals Board" - (6) vacancies: (2) Public Members, (1) Electrical Representative member, (1) Mechanical Representative Member, (1) Contractor Member, and (1) Architect Member and (3) Alternate Vacancies (1) Public Member, (1) Architect Member and (1) Plumbing Representative Member 

    2. to serve on "Disabled Access Board" - (4) vacancies: (1) Public Member, (2) Disabled Members and (1) Architect, and (1) Construction Member

For Additional Information and to Apply, Click Here

To View the Ordinance, Click Here

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 /Number of views (1871) /Categories: News & Announcements

Bell Muir Extension

Bell Muir Extension – Very Low Density Residential (VLDR) General Plan Designation and Zoning

On August 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. the Board of Supervisors will consider a request to review the existing General Plan and Zoning Designation of the Bell Muir Extension area (the north side of Bell Road and the west side of Muir Avenue) west of Chico.  Click on the links below for additional information. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 /Number of views (1943) /Categories: News & AnnouncementsNews & 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 (2047) /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 (2798) /Categories: News & Announcements