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.

Plan Check

Plan Check Status ‐ click here to check the status of your building permit. Click Search, under the Permit Center tab.

Design Criteria - Building Codes and Loads for your project.

Building Codes ‐ click here to view the California building codes currently in effect. The 2013 California Building Codes can also be downloaded for free at:

Butte County Flood Ordinance - Development within a flood hazard zone must comply with Butte County’s Flood Hazard Prevention Ordinance. Click here for a complete copy of the flood ordinance.

Parcel Lookup Tool ‐ click here for specific information on a particular parcel.

  • Is my parcel in a Flood Zone?
  • Is my parcel in a High Fire Danger Area?
  • Is my parcel in the City or County?
  • Which member of the Board of Supervisors represents me?
  • What is my Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN)?
  • What is my Zoning?
  • Is my parcel in the Deer Range?


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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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