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.

Please call us at 530.552.3699 and we will do our best to assist you in a timely fashion. You can also reach us by email:

Building Division

The Building Division administers State and County building codes and ordinances to ensure buildings are safe for occupancy. This is accomplished through the permitting, plan review and inspection process.

North Complex Fire Information

Camp Fire Information

What's New in Building

Dec 2, 2022
2022 Building Code cycle is upon us, we have a handful of handouts that list significant changes for review.  If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at 530.552.3699 and we can get you in touch with our Plan Check team!
-Part 2 - CA Building Code
-Part 2.5 - CA Residential Code
-Part 6 and 11 - Energy Code and CAL Green
-Part 8 and 10 - Historic and Existing Building Code

November 22, 2022
Butte County Resolution No. 22-157 goes into effect January 1st, 2023 and will result in a 3.36% fee increase for Development Services.  Please click here to view the updated fees.

October 25, 2022
Chapter 53 Camp Fire Recovery Ordinance was amended to remove Article II. Debris Removal; extend the effective period currently expiring on December 31, 2022 to December 31, 2023 and continues to allow temporary housing via an administrative permit; applies a building permit requirement for temporary housing located within the Sphere of Influence of the Town of Paradise; and removes the following uses: FEMA temporary housing sites, Truck and Equipment Staging and Laydown Yards, and Basecamps.

May 23, 2022
Chico Unified School District - Summer Hours and School Impact Fee Increase 2022

May, 2022
May is Building Safety Month, check out our new page dedicated to the event!

April 2, 2022
Speed Dating for Contractors - May 19th, 2022 at the Paradise Elks Lodge (Flyer)

March 3, 2022
Building Stakeholder's Meeting - Thursday March 24, 2022 - Development Services Training Room


Plan Check

Plans Being Plan Checked Today:
Type Submission Date
Single Family 3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Mobile Homes 2 week ago
Accessory   2 weeks ago
Solar 3 weeks ago
Re-checks  2 weeks ago

Online Center

The Online Center allows Licensed Contractors and home owners to apply for and receive building permits over the internet. It allows applicants to follow the status of their permit application and request inspections. Additionally, it allows the public to review permits and property information.

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Forms & Handouts


Apply for Permit  Schedule Inspection  Parcel Lookup

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Development Services

Phone: 530.552.3700
Fax: 530.538.7785

Building - 530.552.3700
Planning - 530.552.3701
Code Enforcement - 530.552.3702
Building Inspection IVR - 530.538.4365

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 Locations & Hours

Development Services

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Mon - 8am to 4pm
Tues - 8am to 4pm
Wed - 8am to 3pm
Thur - 8am to 4pm
Fri - 8am to 4pm

Excludes Holidays

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