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.

Restriction on Cultivation of Medical Marijuana

Effective March 28, 2013, an Ordinance governing the cultivation of medical marijuana became effective in Butte County. The oversight of this Ordinance is the responsibility of the Butte County Department of Development Services, Code Enforcement Division. View additional details on State and other local laws and regulations.

This Ordinance implements a Land Use Law (Civil) in Butte County which focuses on the neighborhood impacts of growing medical marijuana. The goal of this Ordinance is that people will be 'good neighbors'. Toward this end, this Ordinance establishes plant counts for various parcel sizes, setbacks, fencing and other issues to meet this goal. This Ordinance does not address odor violations except for indoor grows.....rather it will strictly address the Land Use Violations per County Code 34A.

County Code 34A Documents

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How the Ordinance was Developed

The County Administrator coordinated a committee with representatives of qualified patients/growers, property owners and County staff to create a "Compromise Ordinance" that would attempt to balance the interests of all parties. After a dozen meetings, this Ordinance was presented to the Board of Supervisors. They adopted the Ordinance with the requirement that County staff monitor issues with implementation and report back towards the end of 2013 and recommend any changes.

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Oroville, CA 95965

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