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Scanning Project – Public Announcement

Monday, May 22, 2017/Categories: News & Announcements

Scanning Project – Update!

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. 

The following is an updated timeline for this project. 

 

Estimate - June 2017:  Remaining land use files scanned from microfiche.

May 22, 2017:          All scanned files are in the process of delivery to Development Services (schedule to complete by 5/26/2017)

May 22, 2017:          Remaining microfiche records in process of final scanning and QC process

May 12, 2017:          Permit Files Boxes 528: Building boxes prepped, 528 Boxes scanned, 528 Boxes in QC process

May 12, 2017:          Large Scale Plans Boxes 14: Large Scale Plans boxes prepped 14, Large Scale Plans boxes scanned, 14 Boxes in QC process 

May 12, 2017:          Public Works Boxes 99: Boxes prepped, 99 Boxes scanned, 99 Boxes in QC process

May 12, 2017:          Planning File Boxes 46: Planning boxes prepped 46, 46 Boxes scanned, 20 Boxes in QC process


May 05, 2017:          Permit Files Boxes 528: Building boxes prepped, 528 Boxes scanned, 528 Boxes in QC process and will be delivered to the department by May 12, 2017

May 05, 2017:          Large Scale Plans Boxes 14: Large Scale Plans boxes prepped 14, Large Scale Plans boxes scanned, 14 Boxes in QC process and will be delivered to the department by May 12, 2017

May 05, 2017:          Public Works Boxes 99: Boxes prepped, 99 Boxes scanned, 75 Boxes in QC process

May 05, 2017:          Planning File Boxes 46: Planning boxes prepped 46, 14 Boxes scanned, 0 Boxes in QC process

April 28, 2017:          Permit Files Boxes 528: Building boxes prepped, 528 Boxes scanned, 528 Boxes in QC process and will be delivered to the department by May 5, 2017

April 28, 2017:          Large Scale Plans Boxes 14: Large Scale Plans boxes prepped 14, Large Scale Plans boxes scanned, 14 Boxes in QC process and will be delivered to the department by May 5, 2017

April 28, 2017:          Public Works Boxes 99: Boxes prepped, 67 Boxes scanned, 35 Boxes in QC process

April 28, 2017:          Planning File Boxes 46: Planning boxes prepped 35, 0 Boxes scanned, 0 Boxes in QC process 

April 21, 2017:          Permit Files Boxes 528: Building boxes prepped, 528 Boxes scanned, 476 Boxes in QC process

April 21, 2017:          Large Scale Plans Boxes 14: Large Scale Plans boxes prepped 14, Large Scale Plans boxes scanned, 14 Boxes in QC process

April 21, 2017:          Public Works Boxes 99: Boxes prepped, 30 Boxes scanned, 0 Boxes in QC process

April 14, 2017:          Permit Files Boxes 528: Building boxes prepped, 460 Boxes scanned, 414 Boxes in QC process

April 14, 2017:          Large Scale Plans Boxes 14: Large Scale Plans boxes prepped 14, Large Scale Plans boxes scanned, 7 Boxes in QC process

April 14, 2017:          Public Works Boxes 99: Boxes prepped, 28 Boxes scanned, 0 Boxes in QC process

 April 07, 2017:          Permit Files 528 Building boxes prepped, 420 Boxes scanned, 380 Boxes in QC process

 April 07, 2017:          Large Scale Plans boxes 11, Large Scale Plans boxes prepped 10, Large Scale Plans boxes scanned 2, Boxes in QC process 2

March 31, 2017:          Permit Files 528 Building boxes prepped, 374 Boxes scanned, 311 Boxes in QC process

March 31, 2017:          Large Scale Plans boxes 14, Large Scale Plans prepped 5, Boxes scanned 4, Boxes in QC process 0

March 24, 2017:          Permit Files 502 Building boxes prepped, 319 Boxes scanned, 285 Boxes in QC process

March 17, 2017:          Permit Files 464 Building boxes prepped, 292 Boxes scanned, 256 Boxes in QC process

March 10, 2017:          Permit Files 420 Building boxes prepped, 260 Boxes scanned, 233 Boxes in QC process

March 3, 2017:          Permit Files 370 Building boxes prepped, 240 Boxes scanned, 202 Boxes in QC process

February 24, 2017:   Permit Files 320 Building boxes prepped, 226 Boxes scanned, 180 Boxes in QC process

February 17, 2017:   Permit Files 283 Building boxes prepped, 215 Boxes scanned, 155 Boxes in QC process

February 10, 2017:   Permit Files 244 Building boxes prepped, 191 Boxes scanned, 124 Boxes in QC process

February 06, 2017:   Permit Files 190 Building boxes prepped, 152 Boxes scanned, 86 Boxes in QC process

January 27, 2017:   Permit Files 150 Building boxes prepped, 114 Boxes scanned, 62 Boxes in QC process

January 20, 2017:   Permit Files 130 Building boxes prepped, 82 Boxes scanned, 27 Boxes in QC process

January 10, 2017:   Permit Files 95 Building file boxes in process

January 06, 2017:   26,486 pages of Williamson Act files completed and returned

December 23, 2016:  Scanning began

December 20, 2016:  722 file boxes of paper files/microfiche/microfilm picked up for scanning in three trucks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we embark upon this important project.  

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