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.

Camp Fire Recovery Information

This page provides information from the Department of Development Services on recovery and rebuilding in unincorporated portions of Butte County after the 2018 Camp Fire Incident.

General Information - Please follow the official website for Camp Fire response and recovery and signup for email updates.

University of California Co-Op Extension - Fire Resilient Homes

Campfire Re-Build Progress

The Butte County Health Officer has issued a hazard advisory strongly suggesting no habitation of destroyed property until property is declared clear of hazardous waste and structural ash and debris by Butte County Environmental Health.

Butte County Health Officer Issues Hazard Advisory Warning Against Habitation of Destroyed Property. 

NVCF Grant Funding Agenda Item - On January 29, 2019, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to implement a fee waiver program contingent upon availability of a non-County revenue source to backfill any waived fees. Staff have been working with NVCF on the Program which would provide partial reimbursement (50% maximum, up to $3,500) for building permit fees paid for by eligible Camp Fire survivors who choose to rebuild their home in the communities where the fire destruction occurred.

Information from the Department of Development Services

Frequently Asked Questions from the Department of Development Services on recovery and rebuilding (PDF).

Online Building Permit Document Search Tool - Follow this link to search for and access copies of building permit documents for the unincorporated area of Butte County.  Follow this link for instructions on using the online search tool (PDF).

Application Guide for Temporary Housing on Properties Inside the Camp Fire Boundary (PDF)

Application Guide for Temporary Housing on Properties Outside the Camp Fire Boundary (PDF)

Application Guide for Temporary Truck and Equipment Staging and Laydown Areas (PDF)


Camp Fire Disaster Recovery Ordinance

The Camp Fire Disaster Recovery Ordinance is codified as Chapter 53 of Butte County Code.  The Ordinance governs debris removal and interim emergency housing in the unincorporated County both inside and outside of the Camp Fire area.

Governor's Executive Orders Related to the Camp Fire

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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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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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