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.

Code Enforcement Division

Butte County Code Enforcement is concerned with complaints pertaining to Planning and Building codes and ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Butte County.  Code Enforcement also handles complaints for the Medical and Nonmedical Marijuana Ordinance(s), the Noise Control Ordinance, and the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) program, as well as for Nuisance Abatement clean-up and removals as they occur.

What's New in Code Enforcement

May 11, 2018
Starting the weekend of Saturday, May 12, 2018 the Butte County Special Events Ordinance line will be available from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm. If you would like to report a violation of the Special Events Ordinance please call 530.538.6292.

March 27, 2018
Annual Report for 2017 Medical Marijuana and Adult Use Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Regulation Code Enforcement Program

March 12, 2018
Hired new Regular-Help Code Enforcement Officer.

January 1, 2018
FAQ for Commercial Cannabis

December 18, 2017
Hired new Regular-Help Code Enforcement Officer.

General Information

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AVA Lighting
Building Division Marijuana
Camping Violation Nuisance Abatement
Generator Noise Substandard Housing
Unsafe Structure
Junk In Public View Zoning Violation

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Medical Marijuana

Nonmedical Marijuana

Marijuana Complaint Form (Form # DCE-2)

Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA)

Nuisance Abatement

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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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