Scanning Project – Initial Public Announcement
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.