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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Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: noon to 3:00 pm

Building Permit Application Requirements for the Demolition of Structures Destroyed in the 2017 Butte County Ponderosa & Wall Fires

Note: A building permit must be obtained for the demolition of any building or a portion thereof, including but not limited to debris and ash. This requirement includes mobile/manufactured/modular homes, single-family dwellings, garages, storage units and commercial buildings. This permit will be used to assist the Assessor’s Office in re-evaluating the value of the property.

1) Completed Butte County Department of Development Services building permit application.* Application fees may be waived for this permit.

2) If the application is being made by someone other than the owner or licensed contractor (with written authorization to apply for the permit), California State Law requires that an Owner-Builder Declaration be mailed to the property owner and returned to our office prior to permit issuance.

3) Review and approval of debris and ash removal by Butte County Public Health and Public Works is necessary prior to issuance.

4) An inspection may be required by Butte County Development Services- Building Division, Public Health and Public Works if needed. *When filed, this application and all supporting material becomes subject to the California Public Records Act. All public information related to this application is subject to public inspection and will be posted on the County’s website for electronic access.

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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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 What's New

May 9, 2018
The Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Strategy won an Award of Excellence and the Butte Utility-Scale Solar Guide won an Award of Merit from the 2018 American Planning Association Sacramento Valley Section Awards.

April 10, 2018
T-25 Workshop Tuesdays 3:30-5:00

April 4, 2018
Building Stakeholder Meeting

March 19, 2018
View Development Services 2017 Accomplishments...what a great year it was (except for all of the disasters)

March 16, 2018
New DDS Permitted Special Events webpage launched

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