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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PowerButte Solar Energy Survey

PowerButte Solar Energy Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2015 – 11:55 a.m.
Contact: Dan Breedon, 530.538.7629
@County of Butte |

Butte County is seeking input from the public to develop new zoning regulations that would streamline utility-scale solar installations, comprised of solar facilities from tens to potentially hundreds of acres in size, in Butte County, while protecting our County’s valuable natural resources, agricultural land and aesthetic resources. The County wants to know what issues, opportunities, and potential impacts you think are most important about solar energy development and how Butte County can become a place for clean energy. 

Members of the public can answer one, some, or all of the questions in the online survey, which will take about 5-minutes to complete. This survey may be accessed by visiting or the website. Your voice matters! The survey results will be compiled by county staff and reviewed by Butte County decision makers as the PowerButte Solar Zone project continues forward.

Thursday, July 02, 2015 /Number of views (9) /Categories: 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 (202) /Categories: News & Announcements
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Tags: Planning

Public Workshop for Draft Special Events Ordinance

November 21, 2013, 10:30am

The Butte County Planning Commission will hold a Public Workshop concerning the Draft Special Events Ordinance, which has been developed to establish standards for the operation of special event facilities accessory to an owner’s primary residence, applicable to the Agriculture, Timber Mountain, Rural Residential, Foothill Residential, and Very Low Density Residential zones.

Saturday, December 14, 2013 /Number of views (4277) /Categories: News & Announcements
Tags: Planning

Final Draft Ag Mitigation Ordinance

November 21, 2013, 9:00am

The Butte County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am concerning the Draft Agriculture Mitigation Ordinance, which is directed to be completed by the Butte County General Plan.

Saturday, December 14, 2013 /Number of views (4787) /Categories: News & Announcements
Tags: Planning