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

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 (193) /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 (413) /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 (1160) /Categories: News & Announcements

Building Stakeholders Meeting



      Thursday, January 29th, 2015

 Time: 3 - 5pm

Tahoe Room
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 /Number of views (1035) /Categories: News & Announcements

Reminder about Building Permits for Winter Storm Damage

Butte County Department of Development Services, Building Division Reminder about Building Permits for Winter Storm Damage

The Butte County Building Division has prepared the following information to encourage you to take precautions and to help keep you safe and speed your recovery during the aftermath of the recent storm event.

The Division would like to advise of the need for inspection and damage assessment of structures to homeowners and the public. By calling the Building Division and requesting a disaster damage assessment, the Building Division can provide an unbiased, professional inspection of any damages to structures.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 /Number of views (1232) /Categories: News & Announcements

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Development Services

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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