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.

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Butte Utility Scale Solar Guide - To be reviewed by the Planning Commission

August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am, 25 County Center Drive, Oroville

Butte Utility Scale Solar Guide - To be reviewed by the Planning Commission

August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am, 25 County Center Drive, Oroville

Thursday, August 03, 2017 /Number of views (69169) /Categories: News & Announcements

Scanning Project – Public Announcement


Scanning Project – Update!

All files (47,430 files containing 2,373,463 pages) have been delivered to Development Services June 30, 2017! 

Butte County Scanning Project Announcement

In order to improve public access to land use records and improve efficiency within County Departments, the Butte County Departments of Development Services and Public Works will begin a large-scale scanning project of files within both departments.  There are thousands of files and over 2 million sheets of paper and microfiche records estimated in this scanning project.  These files include Building Permits and building history as well as Planning and Land Use files (subdivisions, lot line adjustments, use permits, general plan amendments, rezones and other similar files) that are currently stored at 7 County Center Drive in Oroville.  Scanning to an electronic format will allow these records to be attached to the County’s permitting system and eventually be made available on the County’s website. 

In order to accomplish this large scale project, the files will be taken off-site to be scanned at a high production facility.  During this period, there will be limited access to these files.  Since the files will not be physically located within the departments, we are asking that the public request their files/data in advance of actually needing them.  Upon request, staff will contact our scanning partner who will pull your file out of order, scan the data and make it available to the County Departments.  It will then be able to be made available to you.  This process may take up to 48 hours so your pre-planning and patience is most appreciated.  The scanning project will begin in December 2016 and is projected to be completed by June 2017. 


Monday, July 17, 2017 /Number of views (25824) /Categories: News & Announcements

Recent Storm Damage?

Butte County, Department of Development Services, Building Division would like to remind residents that with the recent storms, many structures may have experienced flooding or structural damage (trees falling). It is important that you check in with our Department to discuss building permit requirements.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 /Number of views (19295) /Categories: News & Announcements

2016 CA Plumbing and Mechanical code update class - free training

This is an opportunity for Designers, Owners, Builders, Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Inspectors, all Registered Design Professionals, etc. to learn of the new requirements/changes for the upcoming 2016 California Building Codes which go into effect January 1st, 2017. This class will be specific to the 2016 Plumbing and Mechanical Code requirements.

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2016 CA Plumbing and Mechanical free training code update class.

12.13.16 3:00-5:00pm

Butte County Hall of Records


Tuesday, December 13, 2016 /Number of views (17113) /Categories: News & Announcements

Implementation of The 2016 California Building Standards Code - Effective January 1, 2017

Implementation of The 2016 California Building Standards Code - Effective January 1, 2017

DATE:          October 11, 2016



On July 1st, 2016, the California Building Standards Commission published the state amendment packages to the 2015 model codes, including the 2014 National Electrical Code.  The existing 2013 California Building Standards Code will expire December 31, 2016. The existing 2013 California Building Standards Code contains the 2012 model codes (International and Uniform Codes), 2011 National Electrical Code, and 2013 California Energy Efficiency Standards and 2013 California Green Building Standards.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 /Number of views (18427) /Categories: News & Announcements

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Oroville, CA 95965

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