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

The 2020 cannabis growing season is approaching.  Feel free to connect with our office at 530.552.3702 for more information regarding cultivation and compliance.

The Butte County Code Enforcement Advisory Board currently has two vacant seats.  If interested, please contact Code Enforcement Manager Chris Jellison at 530.552.3640.

Code enforcement is currently accepting applications for the positions of:
   • Office Specialist (Extra Help)
   • Code Enforcement Officer (Extra Help)

If interested, please connect with Code Enforcement Manager Chris Jellison at 530.552.3640, prior to submitting an Extra Help Application to:

Butte County Development Services
Code Enforcement Division
7 County Center Dr.
Oroville, CA 95965

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Special Events Ordinance
Butte County Special Events Ordinance line will be available during the summer from 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm. If you would like to report a violation of the Special Events Ordinance, please call 530.538.6292.

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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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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